GOP is a party of diversity!!
posted at 11/19/2012 1:07 PM EST
The GOP has taken a lot of grief lately for being a bunch of old white guys, and while this is true, that doesn't mean the GOP doesn't still have their own version of diversity. The case of Lance Gilman for example, shows that the GOP tent holds both Religious Fundamentalist as well as W hore house owners.
Gilman, a recently elected Nevada County commissioner, is a "dye in the wool Republican" but it would seem his brothel business would be at odds with the values of Rick Santorum.
From USA Today
Lance Gilman is a thriving businessman with dozens of employees. That those workers include a good many prostitutes didn't faze the people of a rural Nevada county who recently elected him as a Storey County commissioner by a wide margin.
The Mustang Ranch brothel owner is the first such owner to win election to public office in Nevada since prostitution was legalized here in 1971, Nevada historian Guy Rocha said. And he's believed to be the first to do so in the state's 148-year history
"He's in rare company," Rocha said. "Of course, it's going to be rare because the business of selling sex for money is illegal in every jurisdiction in the United States except in rural Nevada."
Some two dozen brothels legally operate in 10 of Nevada's 17 counties. Prostitution is illegal in the counties that include Las Vegas and Reno, the state's population centers.
Gilman, 68, a self-described "dye-in-the-wool Republican who loves American values," said he encountered few objections to his Mustang Ranch ownership during his campaign in the county of 4,000. He won with 62 percent of the vote on Nov. 6.