Some may have thought it strange that the pseudo-pimp that demonstrated the criminal tolerance of ACORN claimed that he was raising money for his Congressional race. Perhaps his combination of vocation and ambitions gave him a double-barreled appeal to the ‘community organizers’ who seem to have a disdain for a variety of laws. ACORN operatives were twice fooled by this sting before the symbolic light went on and they put up their guard. Perhaps the next effort will be one to get financial aid for acquiring a potential crack house or meth lab.
While some members of Congress have been exposed as johns, only one known pimp has been known to make it to the House of Representatives. He was the eponymous Big Tim Sullivan of New York. Perhaps his zeal for sampling the services of his ‘working girls’ was an honest form of quality control that would assure his clientele of superior service. He was poxed and died of the unpleasant concomitants of what was called Morbus Gallicus in the poem that gave the disease its formal name.
The Sullivan Law is still around, to the delight of the truly criminal element. Never forget that it was the creation of a syphilitic whoremonger from Tammany Hall.
His chosen heir to the rackets was a police lieutenant in the NYPD who had a witness whacked. Lt. Becker was the highest ranking cop to make it to the hot seat at Sing Sing.