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The Political Bump and Grind

The Louisiana Legislature decided to raise the minimum age for strippers from 18 to 21. Rep. Kenneth Havard, 45, thought that would be a good opportunity to add a rider to the bill to address an apparent personal pet peeve: “I put an age limit,” Havard said: “no one over 28 [years old,] or more than 160 pounds.” Havard, a Republican, didn’t even get backing from fellow Republicans for his amendment. “You don’t find this offensive?” said Rep. Nancy Landry, a Republican. “I gotta say looking out, I’ve never been so repulsed,” agreed Rep. Julie Stokes, also a Republican. “I don’t know what Havard was thinking.” With Stokes considering a formal reprimand, Havard killed his own proposal. (RC/WVUE New Orleans) ...I don’t know what Havard was thinking, but I know what he was thinking with.
Original Publication Date: 29 May 2016
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 22.

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