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Sex and the Conservative by Dana Milbank
Sex and the Conservative

By Dana Milbank
Tuesday, July 17, 2007; Page A02

The culture wars just aren't what they used to be.

Hours before Sen. David Vitter (R-D.C. Madam) emerged from hiding yesterday, the conservative Independent Women's Forum held a "Campus Sex and Dating Conference" in the Rayburn House Office Building. The promotion for the event, hosted by House Minority Leader John Boehner, showed a woman with her eyes closed in a state of ecstasy. Out of her mouth came the words "Attention Interns!" The flier promised an appearance by Dr. Drew Pinsky of MTV fame, followed by a "Fabulous Door Prize."

For more on Dr. Drew, go to his Web site,, click on "Ask Dr.'s Office" and read the first several items under "Ask a Question." The first is about painful intercourse, the second is about excessive sex drive, and the third is about the merits of "another threeway."

This is not your mother's conservative movement.

Perhaps it was inevitable at a time when the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination supports legal abortion and gay rights and has on numerous occasions dressed up as a woman. Whatever the reason, social conservatives appear unusually permissive these days.

Then there was Pinsky, who stood behind a weathered House lectern yesterday in the Rayburn building with a blue curtain behind him and an American flag at his left elbow. He asked the audience of mostly Hill interns what they thought was the most frequent question he got from men.

A young woman in a pink blouse and black jacket guessed: Genital size?


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