Thursday, March 6, 2008
Some sanctimonious Puritans are trying to get Carl Perrin removed from any remaining primary ballots. They are charging that the former English professor once worked as a male stripper at the Kit Kat Klub in Portland, Maine.
Perrin vehemently denies the charge. He admits he used to go to the club once in a while, but he insists that he never worked as a professional stripper. “Sure, I took my clothes off at the club once, but it was just once, and I was never a professional stripper.
“Besides, it was a long time ago. I was just a kid, still in my fifties. We were at the club, and I had had a few too many scotches. These women in the next table kept egging me on, saying, ‘Come on, Big Boy, let’s see you get up there and show your stuff.’ So I got up and started taking my clothes off. When I got down to my underwear, my wife pulled me off the floor and took me home.
“That’s all there was to it. This stuff about being a professional stripper is a smear tactic by my political enemies. They’ll do anything to stop me.”