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Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Nick Gillespie Can't Stop Thinking About Porn, and Neither Can I

Reason's Nick Gillespie makes a compelling case at Cato Unbound that the "libertarian Democrat" is every bit as elusive in American politics as "couples porn" was to X-rated movie moguls 30 years ago. He's mostly right, but partially wrong. It's true that pornographers haven't been able to make the "perfect" porno that makes any woman who watches it want to be fucked from behind by her partner while she watches a hot blond girl go down on another hot blond girl (if that's not the holy grail of "couples porn" then I don't know what is). But many couples do in fact watch porn together and enjoy it. While the perfect porno is elusive, finding someone to watch porn with you is much less so. And while I'm too lazy to do the researh, I'm pretty sure that far more couples watch porn together now than 30 years ago. On the other hand, women at a recent libertarian party in DC were totally turned off by the porn that was briefly playing in the living room. That made me long for the perfect porno. Something you could put on at a party that would make women strip down to their bra and panties and have a pillow fight. I also long for an anti-tax, anti-war, pro-civil liberties, pro-free-trade Democrat to run for President in 2008. But mostly I long for that perfect porno.