Hannah Giles Explains Those Pimp and Prostitute Outfits

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Friday, February 19, 2010 at 1:04 pm

I caught up with Hannah Giles, co-star of the ACORN sting videos, after she accepted one of 10 “Buckley Awards” handed out in the XPAC lounge for young conservative leaders. Weekly Standard reporter John McCormack and FreedomWorks organizer Brendan Steinhauser were among the winners, but no one attracted as much attention as Giles, who was approached every two or three minutes by photograph-seekers.

“This was terrifying at first, being here,” said Giles, who was sporting black pumps, a black top, and a black-and-pink miniskirt as she walked through the conference halls. Was she getting used to the attention? “Nope! I don’t think I’ll ever get used to it.”

I asked Giles about a criticism that’s often been leveled against them — that they hyped up the video by wearing outrageous clothes in promotional materials and the videos’ introductions that they didn’t wear in the actual stings.

“We never claimed that he went in with a pimp costume,” said Giles. “That was b-roll. It was purely b-roll. He was a pimp, I was a prostitute, and we were walking in front of government buildings to show how the government was whoring out the American people.”

What’s Giles working on now? “I’m working on some stories, doing research — you’ll see,” said Giles. She’ll be working with text, not video.

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mepmep09
Comment posted February 19, 2010 @ 1:24 pm

She is not an admirable person in my book, but she at least answered the reasonable question you posed (about the visits to the ACORN offices). That putz Breitbart could learn a thing or two from her.


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chrisjay
Comment posted February 19, 2010 @ 1:54 pm

Oh. Now it all makes sense. The costumes were metaphorical. They were never meant to fool the rightwing rabble in order to incite, nor were they meant to add an element of racially-inclined insult.
What a profound insight Ms Giles has imparted


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strangely_enough
Comment posted February 19, 2010 @ 4:56 pm

Shouldn't she be practicing for that gig at Fox? She's already got the wardrobe.


sus
Comment posted February 19, 2010 @ 11:42 pm

Neither of them ever corrected any of the reporters or tv people (Hannity, etc.) who said he wore a pimp costume. It was always suggested that he did.

Also, the official report says that he did not present himself as a pimp, but as someone who was trying to help her escape from her violent pimp.

Their story never adds up.


Ogami Itto
Comment posted February 20, 2010 @ 1:38 am

““This was terrifying at first, being here,” said Giles, who was sporting black pumps, a black top, and a black-and-pink miniskirt as she walked through the conference halls.”

So she dressed up like a prostitute for the CPAC audience, too. No wonder she attracted so much attention.


chrisjay
Comment posted February 20, 2010 @ 1:13 pm

an improvement over tranny Coulter in “her” cocktail dress, I guess


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Comment posted February 20, 2010 @ 6:13 pm

an improvement over tranny Coulter in “her” cocktail dress, I guess


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Comment posted April 29, 2010 @ 6:36 pm

A young conservative in going with inappropriate costumes. Is it “really” that big of a deal?


Hatley7
Comment posted July 30, 2010 @ 3:33 pm

Giles has alot of guts gong into that situation putting maybe her life on the line you never know what people will do. By the way she looked good in the prostitute oufit. Thanks for the great website -tommy.
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Comment posted August 25, 2010 @ 7:28 pm

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