San Antonio Express-News columnist Gilbert Garcia reports that a former male stripper has thrown his hat into the mayoral race.
Pogo Mochello Allen-Reese told Garcia that he worked as an exotic dancer in Louisiana after serving in the Army during the Persian Gulf War. Allen-Reese’s web page proclaims that he is now a “Slave of Jesus.”
Allen-Reese says his former occupation as a bump-and-grinder could serve as an example to paunchy San Antonians.
“I was very overweight when I first started dancing at the clubs,” Allen-Reese said in a thick Southern accent. “With dancing, I lost weight and started getting all these compliments. San Antonio is one of the most obese cities in the country, so I can be a role model.”
To further that objective, Allen-Reese promises to bring bodybuilder Ronnie Coleman — an eight-time Mr. Olympia from Allen-Reese’s hometown of Monroe, Louisiana — to San Antonio to serve as assistant police chief. He’s already pegged current Mayor Ivy Taylor as his choice to replace Sheryl Sculley as city manager.
Allen-Reese is also running for President of the United States and told Garcia that the mayor’s race is just a warm-up for the big event in 2016.