As if you needed another reason to hate Mitt Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, currently leading the pack of 2012 GOP hopefuls, is now depriving Marriott hotel customers of overpriced pay-per-view porn, according to Politico's Ben Smith. Back in 2008, Romney, who until recently served on Marriott's board, took a significant amount of flack from killjoy social conservatives for being tenuously associated with the blue movie business:
The hotel chain's lucrative porn sideline was an irritant to Romney during the 2008 campaign, when one social conservative referred to him as a "major pornographer." Now, he has a better story to tell. (I emailed his spokesman to ask whether he participate in the decision to end the service, and will update if I hear.)
And the reader who pointed this decision out notes that Marriott seems to be doing Romney a costly favor: The in-room porn business is in decline, but was still making them some $175 per room annually, according to the most recent figures available.