This is a story you will not see on MSNBC, more on that later.
29 year old Republican Julia Hurley is a Southern Baptist, a member of the NRA and a former Hooters Girl. Ms. Hurley also defeated an incumbent Democrat to win her seat in the Tennessee State Legislature and she credits her time at Hooters Restaurant with helping her accomplish that feat. The article penned by Hurley appears in the "Orange Pride Spotlight" section in the latest edition of Hooter Magazine where she shares some of her thoughts;
“I have taken quite a bit of flack from the public at large during my run for State House in Tennessee for being a Hooters Girl,” she said. “But I know that without that time in my life I would not be as strong-willed and eager to become successful.”
Hurley's past history at the restaurant was a double-edged sword as her opponents tried to use it against her, while regular customers were quick to reach into their pockets and donate to her campaign.
The freshman representative had political aspirations as a young girl but those dreams were put on hold when she became a mother at the age of 15. Julia Hurley is a single mom who managed to put herself through college, raise her child and stay focused on her goals, and she has given some of the credit for all of that to Hooters;
"If I could make it at Hooters, I could make it anywhere"
This story has all the markings of a classic LIFETIME (television for women), made-for-tv-movie. Pretty Southern girl with big political dreams gets pregnant at 15, has to waitress at Hooters to support herself and her young child, works her way through college (still working at Hooters) while raising her daughter. The single mom decides that she must do something to solve the illiteracy problems in her town and to help bring more jobs for the people, so she runs for office and defeats an incumbent who tried to make her past employment an issue. A triumph of the single woman over the system.
So why won't this be seen on MSNBC? Because Mika says so.