Random Ephemera

Political Pornfest: From Thomas Jefferson to Nude Obama on a Unicorn

I'm not breaking any new ground here, but presidential politics have gotten more ridiculous than marketing StairMasters to Daleks. Everyone seems to have gone completely cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs, and nowhere is that more apparent than in the fact that presidential candidates have apparently become prime subjects for pornography.

This actually isn't new. You can find examples of this sort of thing going all the way back to Thomas Jefferson, who was dealing with accusations of fathering children with Sally Hemings, his slave and half-sister to his wife. There were a fair few ribald poems published dealing with the subject. One came from the pen of a future president himself, John Quincy Adams. It opens with...

Dear Thomas, deem it no disgrace

With slaves to mend thy breed

Nor let the wench's smutty face

Deter you from the deed

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Jef Rouner (not cis, he/him) is a contributing writer who covers politics, pop culture, social justice, video games, and online behavior. He is often a professional annoyance to the ignorant and hurtful.
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