On Friday, Seattle Weekly's Rick Anderson looked into Puerto Rican Democratic gubernatorial candidate Alejandro J. García Padilla's admitted trip to the Showgirls Deja Vu on First Avenue ... six years ago. Padilla's rival, the current Republican Gov. Luis Fortuño, is making a stink about a $47 purchase Padilla made at the club way back when.
Padilla says it was a gift for his wife. The controversy, of course, is democracy at its finest.
Naturally, the post inspired considerable conversation, including this comment from Spinners110722:
Since when is it illegal or immoral to go to a strip club. If that were so half the people in congress would be out on their ass. I worked in Washington DC for over 20 years. I and colleagues used to visit a local club for lunch (no jokes, they are required to serve food in DC) on occasion and I have seen Representatives and Senators (both parties), at least on police chief, and other well know people in that club.
If Padilla went there to have sex, that is both illegal and immoral but if he did as he said, then so what? And from my understanding of this the card may be in his wife's name but is a joint account. This is common practice.
What I see here is Fortuno trying to make a big deal out of nothing because he is afraid of losing! he's just another Scott Walker