Wisconsin Strip Clubs Register Voters
Thu May 20, 3:14 PM ET
By XIAO ZHANG, Associated Press Writer
BELOIT, Wis. - Strip club owners are putting a little bada-bing in the presidential campaign by asking patrons to turn their eyes away from the stage for a moment to fill out a voter registration form — and then vote against President Bush (news - web sites).
"It's not to say our industry loves John Kerry (news - web sites) or anything like that," said Dave Manack, associate publisher of E.D. Publications, which publishes Exotic Dancer magazine. "But George Bush, if he's re-elected, it could be very damaging to our industry."
Yeah, the Republicans are saying that it's not really a demographic that they're targeting, but I don't really think that they have a grasp of how much porn is consumed in this country. It's a multi-billion dollar industry. There are thousands upon thousands of people who consume porn, and if the industry mobilizes, I think it could easily have an impact on people who otherwise wouldn't care one way or another about the race. This fascinates me.