Novelist Stephen Elliott is reporting on the Republican National Convention for New York Magazine‘s Kicker. In an outtake on his website, Elliott talks with a New York City dominatrix about the S&M preferences of her clients (no permalinks; scroll to September 1):
I met Mistress Yin for lunch on the upper west side and she explained to me that the Republicans who call her are more into intense degradation and strap-on play then most. They like to be humiliated. They like to be forced to dress as women and then laughed at. (see footnote)
“I didn’t know I had so much in common with Republicans,” I said. Then I said, “Just kidding.”
Speaking of liberal Texan musicians, the Antigeist has done gone to Austin, after a few days in Ft. Hood, and now she understands:
I experienced equal relief as we arrived in Austin. Bush/Cheney placards all but disappeared, urban landscape emerged, along with the broad-spectrum of people that usually inhabit a large college town. And I encountered a strange new (for me) phenomenon: The Liberal Redneck. Being a half urban/half redneck girlie myself, I cannot describe the sheer joy, the total delight, the shock and awe that was pulling up on a Ford F-250 –good-as-good-ol-boy-gets at the wheel– that is covered with pro-abortion, anti-Bush, anti-war, anti-religious-conservative bumper stickers. I felt like an adopted child who spied someone with a matching birthmark and found out it was my birth mother. All I can say is: Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings? I get you now.