Male escorts were making "crazy money," according to a headline in The New York Post. From the report:
Male prostitutes contacted by The Post said business is booming and Republican National Convention attendees — most of them married — are clamoring for their services.
“Business has been way better. I’ve seen 10 clients so far,” one male escort said.
“Most of them were first-timers. You could tell they were nervous, but once they became more comfortable, they seemed to be having a good time.”
Business was particularly strong near Quicken Loans Arena, home to the RNC. Reports The Post:
Another escort said he had already earned $1,600 since Monday — over six times the amount he usually makes.
“I normally only make $200 to $300, but I’ve been seeing lots of guys in hotels downtown,” he said, noting the boom in business near the Quicken Loans Arena.
How did escorts describe their johns? They were mostly white guys, many of them from the South:
The clientele has included mostly married white men between the ages of 40 and 50, said another escort who’s seen eight johns so far.
“One of them was from Texas and visiting for the convention. He said he was a politician,” he said, claiming he didn’t remember the client’s name.
One gigolo who charges $250 an hour said he’s been making about $800 per day since the convention kicked off — all from men visiting from Florida, Louisiana and Washington, DC.
“Usually I need to go out of town,” he said with a chuckle.
At least one client was into pretty kinky stuff:
Most men paid to have sex, but one client requested to “do his business in the corner” while watching his wife in bed with the escort.
One of the hookers said he wasn’t surprised that the convention — filled with politicians who openly oppose gay marriage — brought such a boom in business.
“When it comes to anything people aren’t supposed to be doing, they like to do it,” the escort said.
“The Republicans have a lot of delegates in the closet, let’s put it that way.”
What about female escorts? Well, they were pretty lonely with the GOP in town:
When contacted by The Post, females for hire said they’re making much less money than normal.
“Has business been better for me? Honestly, no,” one woman said before abruptly hanging up the phone.
“Business is slower than usual,” said another. “I haven’t been getting any calls.”
At least one GOP wife took part in the "festivities" on the shores of Lake Erie. But our guess is that most wives have no idea what their "conservative" hubbies were doing during convention week. You have to feel for those with a husband who brings home a "gift" -- something like gonorrhea, chlamydia, herpes.
Those closeted GOP gays are a thoughtful bunch of guys.