Strip clubs in Tampa, Fla., are more than ready to receive those attending the GOP convention, according to an article in the New York Times.
The convention, which will begin Aug. 27, will have plenty of strip clubs within walking distance of the Tampa Bay Times Forum (home of the Tampa Bay Lightning hockey team), and the economy won't be the only thing stimulated.
According to the newspaper article, dancers will be stripping out of red, white and blue corsets, and serving red, white and blue vodka at Thee Dollhouse, a local strip club. At Thee Dollhouse, a certain dancer passing quite a striking resemblance to Sarah Palin will be performing. Warren Colazzo, co-owner of Thee Dollhouse, said "It's just a really good gimmick to get publicity."
Tampa is known for its strip clubs that attract VIPs, celebrities and athletes. Many businesses are gearing up to welcome the GOP Convention, which promises to be the biggest one ever, according to the article.
In addition to the Tampa Bay Lightning, the city also is home to Major League Baseball's Tampa Bay Rays and the National Football League's Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In recent years, Tampa has seen its share of championships and near-World Series victories. The city is home to the Grapefruit League and the New York Yankees hold spring training camp in Tampa.
James Davis, spokesman for the Republican National Convention, brushed off comments regarding Tampa's strip clubs. "We're focused completely on having a great convention."
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