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Monday, November 8, 2010

You Go, Girl!

I dislike most politicians, but every once in a while someone comes along that I feel could shake things up a bit and change the system.

This year that person was Kristin M. Davis, a woman who ran for governor of New York, but sadly came in 6th of 7 candidates.  The masses simply are ready for real freedom yet.

Ms. Davis is a former madam of one of the prostitution rings that another politician, Elliott Spitzer, brought to public scrutiny.  As a result, Davis was convicted of promoting prostitution and served a four month sentence.  She contended that Spitzer was a former client, but he had been blacklisted because of his behavior to her girls.

She is no dummy: graduated from high school at the top of her class at age 15, got a degree from St. Mary's College, spent ten years working in a hedge fund starting as a trading assistant and working her way up to VP. She started her escort service at age 28 and built it into a multi-national $5 million dollar a year business.
"When I got out of jail I was broke, the government confiscated all of my money, I was unemployable because of the stigma prostitution has for women in the business but not men, and I was appalled after seeing both the criminal justice and corrections system up close. I began reading Goldwater, Hayek, Von Mises, Freidman and Ayn Rand."
She made good use of her time reading all the right books, in my opinion.

Originally she was going to run on the Libertarian ticket, but she refused to appear at their party's convention, and as a result was not put on their slate. So she started her own political party, The Anti-Prohibition Party.
Her platform included legalizing marijuana, prostitution, gay marriage, and casino gambling. Sort of the anti-Christine O'Donnell.

She made the candidate's debate lively with her one-liner wit and  blond jokes and ripped her competition with remarks such as:
“The key difference between the M.T.A. (Metropolitan Transportation Authority) and my former escort agency is I operated one set of books and I offered on-time and reliable service,”
“Businesses will leave the state faster than Carl Paladino at a gay bar.”
I hope we will see more of Kristin in the future. Although some may think she's a bit wacky because of her view, she appears to be one of the biggest advocates of real freedom in the political arena. And she has more brains, wit, and initiative than Christine O'Donnell.


Going Like Sixty said...

Obviously WAY overqualified for the state house. Kristin for President in 2016.

Red Shoes said...

I agree! Some of the more 'unstable' politicians looked pretty stable to me.

Poor ol' Christine O'Donnell... I'm sure she's a nice person...


Catch Her in the Wry said...

gls & shoes: It looks to me that the wrong "Chris" got all the publicity.

Holly said...

She sounds smart, shrewd, and down-to-earth. I'd vote for her.

white rabbit said...

Alas poor Christine...

I rather liked the idea of the Rent Is 2 Damn High Party - see they got 40,000 votes too.

Catch Her in the Wry said...

rabbit: There's a party for everyone and everyone likes a party.