Monday, January 24, 2011

Now we know why they call him "Mittens"

A desperate need to give the far-right base an ironic reach-around, Mitt Romney has forced Marriott to deprive business travelers of their needed porn!

The hotel chain's lucrative porn sideline was an irritant to Romney during the 2008 campaign, when one social conservative referred to him as a "major pornographer." Now, he has a better story to tell. (I emailed his spokesman to ask whether he participate in the decision to end the service, and will update if I hear.)

And the reader who pointed this decision out notes that Marriott seems to be doing Romney a costly favor: The in-room porn business is in decline, but was still making them some $175 per room annually, according to the most recent figures available.

I have to admit, while I'm not prude (if nothing else it keeps the metaphor industry churning) individually I don't mind the idea of a hotel room being slightly less of a spank bank.


StonyPillow said...

Guests rubbing one out in relative silence are far better neigbors than the bickerers, wrestlers and those swinging from the chandeliers.

pansypoo said...

or rowdy teens overhead FOR HOURS and i had to get up early.

Substance McGravitas said...

What, the internet isn't allowed in hotels?