Republican trickster Roger Stone & the Manhattan Madam
In what would have been an otherwise germane meeting of liberty enthusiasts at the Manhattan Libertarian Party Convention on Saturday, a curious entourage invaded the subterranean confines of the Ukrainian Village Restaurant onSecond Avenue
. Kristin Davis, the madam who ran the call girl service that Eliot Spitzer was so fond of, was escorted to the event by the notorious Republican political trickster, Roger Stone. Ms. Davis is seeking the gubernatorial nomination from the Libertarians.
It must have been tough for Ms. Davis to suffer the indignity of serving four months at
My guess is that Stone calculates that even the consideration of Ms. Davis as a ‘celebrity candidate’ will diminish whatever threat the New York Libertarian Party might be this year to the Republicans. While the nomination is improbable, the previous presumed nominee in 2006, William Weld, took a lot of heat from Republican leaders about the Libertarian Party’s stance on prostitution and the legalization thereof. While most libertarian candidates are otherwise well adjusted and often committed family folks, the perception that they favor the exploitation of women by advocating the freedom to do with your body as you please, is a pernicious conundrum indeed.
Bring in some trash and let the conservative housekeepers keep the party line busy with indignant chatter.
So Stone trots in the one time fancy of A-Rod and has her tout her credentials as a high school valedictorian, hedge fund manager, successful entrepreneur and future recipient of an unnamed Master’s degree. All great stuff for the political rubes who brought you the nominations of Howard Stern and William Weld. Both of whom left the doe eyed libertarians at the electoral alter. Only to be replaced be relative unknown party stalwarts who carried the water to the finish line without the prize of 50,000 votes which presumes to bring legitimacy to the endeavor by so many believers.
Of course it is possible that the Republicans fully know that another candidate is seeking the LPNY nomination will also seek to primary their anointed candidate in a GOP primary. The hope being that the foot soldiers of liberty and freedom in the Tea Party and Ron Paul movements can make a dent in an otherwise closed and undemocratic process.