“Screwing People Honestly:” Stormy Daniels Almost Ran for Senate in Louisiana
Stormy Daniels previously formed an exploratory committee to run for the U.S. Senate in Louisiana, marking even more fascinating buried news about the porn star and perennial thorn in the side of President Donald J. Trump.
“Those of you who don’t know who I am, I’d suggest that you don’t Google that until you get home from work,” Stormy Daniels told a lunch crowd in Baton Rouge in 2009.
At the time, Daniels was contemplating a run for Senate against incumbent David Vitter. She seriously contemplated a run, and formed a limited liability company called the Stormy Daniels Exploratory Committee. Ultimately she did not run.
“Even as a teenager, Stormy Daniels was an unstoppable force for change. Not content to let her gender stop her from participating in a world typically dominated by males, at the age of 17, she was made editor of her high school newspaper, in addition to serving as president of her school’s 4-H club, a service oriented organization sponsored by the United States Department of Agriculture,” says a blog called “Draft Stormy,” formed during her exploratory phase.
“At first I was ignoring it and hoping it would go away,” Daniels said in a local cable news interview in 2009. “I was just overwhelmed with how many people were emailing and encouraging me to do this.”
“I’m not here to talk about my movies or my physical attributes or go on television and act like an air head,” Daniels said in another interview. “I take my country and my government extremely seriously.”
It gets better. Daniels was going to run on a platform that strikingly resembles Trump’s. She wanted to cut federal spending, abolish the federal income tax, and end the Iraq War.
“Simply because I did not fit in their mold of what an independent working woman should be, the media and political elite have sought to relegate my sense of civic responsibility to mere sideshow antics,” Daniels said in statement when she was harangued by the political establishment.
“I’m not one to judge someone’s sexual activity, but what annoys me is that he’s so hardcore ‘family values,’ and he puts his wife and kids out there, saying he’s a Christian family man,” Daniels said of her potential opponent Vitter. “Then he’s caught up in a prostitution scandal.” Vitter was embroiled in the D.C. Madam Scandal at the time.
“He’s a hypocrite,” she continued. “I have nothing to hide. A sex tape of me isn’t going to pop up and shame me. There are 150 of them at the video store.”
Her tongue-in-cheek campaign slogan was going to be “Screwing People Honestly.”
This story reveals that Daniels is a relatively-seasoned political figure, and now she’s just screwing people. Her dubious lawyer Michael Avenatti has hidden his sources of payment – Daniels is not paying him for his Trump hit job, raising the question of who is. He also owes $5 million in back taxes, and worked on opposition research for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Vice President Joe Biden.
What are the chances that Daniels and her lawyer are hired guns working on behalf of the Democrats in a paltry effort to destroy Trump?