In Minnesota, in this election season, there has been considerable discussion about remarks made by Al Franken that have been deemed pornographic. Much of this discussion has been streaming from the Republican Party attack machine known as "Minnesota Democrats Exposed". While the Better Know A Contributor series has been exclusively about those people and individuals supporting 6th District Congresswoman, Michele Bachmann, it is time we expand out slightly and discuss a contributor of concern to Bachmann, Coleman, and the rest of the Republican Party of Minnesota who have been outraged (OUTRAGED I TELL YOU!) by the writings and past satire of Al Franken.

A name appears in the 2nd Quarter FEC reports of Michele Bachmann:
Who is Mr. William Hudlow?

Well, he just happens to be the owner of a business known as Hampshire Labs. What, might you ask, does Hampshire Labs produce or sell?

It seems that the Bachmann Campaign is being financed, in part, by a man who produces and sells everything from elixirs to improve your sex drive, improve your "sensual performance", provide you with natural "stimulation" (affectionately referred to as Horny Goat Weed), give you "male enhancement", prolong "delay" spray, to many other interesting creams that I don't even know how to comment on.

But Muse, what does this have to do with Norm Coleman and the Republican Party of Minnesota?

Well, in addition to the loads of money this pedaler of sex elixirs is giving to our very own Michele Bachmann, there is the previous donations given to the 2002 Coleman campaign and the whopping $15,000 in support for the Republican Party of Minnesota going back to the year 2000. Apparently outrage over "pornography" only applies to those that oppose them and is thrown out the window entirely with the writing of a large check.

It is interesting that King Banaian would ask me if I will be voting for a "pornographer" when he appears to have been supporting a party and candidates funded by actual pornographers. So much for Bachmann and the Republican Party being opposed to pornography.

Cross Posted on Dump Bachmann


7 responses to "Better Know A Contributor: Erotica Edition OR How To ENHANCE Your Fundraising"

  1. TwoPutt On July 23, 2008 at 7:03 AM

    Muse, let me get this stiff, er, 'scuse me, "straight" - this guy that sells stuff Drug Limpstick needs?

  2. Anonymous On July 23, 2008 at 8:03 AM

    Wow, will King choose a pornographer or an adulterer who takes money from male enhancement peddlers?

    I'm waiting...

  3. Political Muse On July 23, 2008 at 1:20 PM

    That's a good question TwoPutt! Perhaps Limpbowel got him to start giving to Republicans knowing how much business he was getting from them.

  4. taxpaying liberal On July 23, 2008 at 1:43 PM

    It make sense. After all, maybe Marcus is prescribing “Horny goat weed” to his patient’s. Surely with republicans like Norm and his dad, Larry Craig and the rest of them, the distributers naturally would donate to their best customers.

  5. Gary Gross On July 23, 2008 at 3:31 PM

    Eric, You're equating a medical product with offensive 'jokes' about rape? They have as much to do with one another as preparing your taxes & downhill skiing have to do with each other.

    Personally, the adjective that I think fits this post best is contrived, though desperate fits, too.

  6. Political Muse On July 23, 2008 at 10:41 PM


    If you want to call these products "medical" then you go right ahead. You just keep taking that money from a psuedo scientist pornographic elixir dealer and clutching your chest at anything Al Franken has said. The faux outrage is getting a little thick out here in the blogosphere.

  7. eric zaetsch On July 24, 2008 at 8:57 AM

    Snake oil. Find a snake oil elixir venture that also gives GOP.

    Find a phone bank, unlike Coleman's landlord Jeff Olson who specializes in money solicitation [and polling?], but instead running one of those feeling lonely, place a phone call shops, and also giving GOP.

    There probably are those things. I bet the Dem research machine is humming that way.

    Finally, Norm, one question, Senator, about a possible tie-in, is horny goat weed grown extensively in Myanmar? Or does this elixir kingpin boast, "grown in America?"

    Actually two questions, when you can barely fit your bed in a ten by ten foot room, as reported, that's a pretty big bed for one person ...