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"There's no doubt that Rick Perry has been running around with strippers, hookers and hotties."

Politics can be a dirty game. During campaign seasons, both sides of the political aisle dig with fervor to find any and all personal information that they can be used to bring down their opponents. Even the media engage in this sometimes reckless activity, as evidenced in the pouring over of Sarah Palin's personal e-mails.

But a bizarre political move by a Ron Paul supporter tops the charts when it comes to over-the-top political antics. Robert Morrow, 47, of Austin, Texas is looking for information that could hurt Gov. Rick Perry's presidential prospects. To accomplish this goal, Morrow, who describes himself as a "self-employed investor and political activist," has taken out a full-page advertisement in this week's Austin Chronicle.

The ad boldly asks, "Have you ever had sex with Rick Perry?" It continues: "Are you a stripper, an escort, or just a 'young hottie' impressed by an arrogant, entitled governor of Texas? Contact CASH, and we will help you publicize your direct dealings with a Christian-buzzwords-spouting, 'family values' hypocrite and fraud."

At the bottom of the ad, a curious line appears: "Note to gay people: If you know the truth about Rick, please QUIT covering for him." Of course, the rumor that Perry, who is not supportive of same-sex marriage, is, himself, gay has never been substantiated. On the extramarital affair front, Justin Elliott of Salon writes:

To be clear, there is absolutely no evidence that Perry has had extramarital affairs. But Morrow has written a screed, currently circulating online, that denounces Perry both for his policies (it labels him a "crony capitalist" and a "Neocon") as well as his alleged dalliances.

Morrow claims that he knows strippers in Austin who have stories about Perry, but none of them are willing to come forward to the press; hence, the need for an ad in the Chronicle. "I think it's only a matter of time until somebody credible comes forward," he told me.

In a phone interview on Thursday morning, Morrow told The Blaze that only one stripper has come to him staking the claim that she slept with the governor "a few years ago." When asked how he found the stripper, he said:

"[Rick Perry's] entourage and I like the same women. I'm not sure how much clearer I can be. I don't really have much in common with Rick Perry...but one of the things we do have in common is strippers. You know, the young hotties -- and I'll leave it at that. [...]

There's no doubt that Rick Perry has been running around with strippers, hookers and hotties."

Syncing with Elliot's report, Morrow claims that no one, aside from the sole stripper (who he didn't name), has come forward yet to prove his theories that Perry is a womanizer and/or a homosexual (he believes both of these ideals to be true).

In a recent article, Morrow referred to Perry as "political herpes" and railed against the governor's alleged adultery (again, a totally unsubstantiated claim). Additionally, Morrow believes that the governor exploits faith and religion for personal gain. Morrow sums his policy disagreements with Perry up as follows:

Nor does Perry understand or appreciate free market capitalism and the importance of low taxes for all; Perry is a crony capitalist and he likes to spend and borrow lots of money. Perry does not respect parental rights (HPV mandate).Rick Perry, a 25 year career politician, is for the endless, costly undeclared wars; he is for an unaccountable Federal Reserve banking cartel making multi-trillion dollar interventions in a free market; he is for the Patriot Act and its assault on your privacy.

Having political differences with a candidate is one thing, but taking out an advertisement in search of past sexual encounters is, well, an entirely different beast. Aside from the embarrassment this ad will likely cause, there is a good chance -- as there always is when public figures are at the center of controversies like this -- that individuals with no true ties to Perry will come forward with wild allegations.

Of course, this isn't the first time Morrow has been engaged in wild attack campaigns. As Elliot reports, he paid for and personally voiced a robocall in South Carolina back in 2008. Intended to defame Hillary Clinton, the message claimed that "Hillary knew about and helped cover up Bill's rape of Juanita Broderick." Listen to the call, below:

That ad was simply par for the course, it seems. The entire incident is oddly reminiscent of a 2010 article by Beau Friedlander that offered a $100,000 bounty for proof of a Glenn Beck sex tape.The bizarre antics never seem to end.

Note: During a second interview with The Blaze, Morrow clarified that he has spoken with three women in the past who have claimed that Perry and his "entourage" are tied to strippers and "escorts." None of these women were responding to the advertisement that was printed in the Austin Chronicle; they had come to him previously with these allegations.

(h/t Salon)

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