THE news that a dead brothel-keeper has been elected to Nevada’s state assembly will come as great news to all other dead people looking to break into politics.
However, the fact that many believe the passing of Dennis Hof only increased his popularity at the ballot box should perhaps give living, breathing candidates pause.
The theory goes that many voters in the desert state wished to register their support for the Republican party but felt a bit icky about endorsing the author of The Art of The Pimp, who had been accused of sexual abuse, harassment and rape of women working at his chain of legal brothels..
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Published in The National on November 9 2018.