Sarah Palin fans who are disappointed that the former vice presidential candidate won't be speaking at the GOP convention in Tampa next month won't be left hanging because her stripper look-alike will be entertaining hard-working Republicans at a local "gentleman's club."
WFLA learned last week that a "dead ringer" for Palin will stripping at Tampa's Thee Doll House, only 5 miles from the the Tampa Bay Times Forum convention site.
Owners of Thee Doll House and 2001 Odyssey strip club both told the WFLA that they expect business to quadruple during the convention.
And that's not a surprise because conservatives have a reputation for being great for the adult entertainment business.
"Hands down, the Republicans have always been our best customers," Association of Club Executives Executive Director Angelina Spencer recently told WFAE. "We get clients from all walks of life, but for whatever reason… I have heard club owners say, ‘Boy, those Republicans really are great customers.’”
Newsweek's Peter Boyer reported last week that presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney appeared poised to snub Palin at this year's convention, leaving Palin supporters like The National Review's Rich Lowery without the eye candy they enjoyed when she was on the ticket during the last election.
"Palin too projects through the screen like crazy," Lowry wrote in 2008. "I’m sure I’m not the only male in America who, when Palin dropped her first wink, sat up a little straighter on the couch and said, 'Hey, I think she just winked at me.'"
"And her smile. By the end, when she clearly knew she was doing well, it was so sparkling it was almost mesmerizing. It sent little starbursts through the screen and ricocheting around the living rooms of America. This is a quality that can’t be learned; it’s either something you have or you don’t, and man, she’s got it."
Watch this video from WFLA, broadcast July 23, 2012.
(h/t: New York Daily News)