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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Rick Perry, Porn Magnate?

Posted by Paul Constant on Wed, Aug 17, 2011 at 2:03 PM

When Rick Perry entered the presidential race, he immediately challenged Michele Bachmann for the role of the preferred candidate of the Religious Right. This old story might come back and make some trouble for him on that front. It seems that Perry invested several thousand dollars in a movie rental chain that made most of its money on porn with titles like Teens with Tits Vol. 1, Teen Power Vol. 4, Teens Never Say No, Bisexual Barebacking Vol. 1, and Big Tit Brotha Lovers 6:

Forbes reports that pornography increases Movie Gallery’s profits enough to lowball the prices on regular, non-pornographic rentals. Pornography is a unique product that many stores are reluctant to sell. Movie Gallery’s practices have forced small, locally owned rental chains out of business.

The story just resurfaced on site PoliticusUSA, and they've taken it a step further by suggesting that Perry might not be the strongest candidate when it comes to women, linking to this Statesman story:

Gov. Rick Perry's outgoing director of the Texas Film Commission has been allowed to stay on the job despite being disciplined for sexual harassment in 2009 and after a subsequent investigation found similar behavior again this year.

The latest investigation of Bob Hudgins also raised new concerns about gender discrimination in hiring practices.

If Bachmann had any smarts (okay, if Bachmann had any smart people working for her), she'd start hitting Perry on this while his campaign is still catching its footing.

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