WASHINGTON – While officially White House spokesmen continue to pretend they are unaware a pornographer and a porn star will attend a presidential fund-raising dinner for Republican congressional candidates, the adult-film company behind the gimmick is making the most of the photo opportunity the event presents.

Mary Carey

Mark Kulkis, president of Kick A– Pictures, which specializes in hard-core porn, has issued press releases explaining “he was personally invited to” the 2005 President’s Dinner and proclaiming his presence, along with that of his guest, porn star Mary Carey, will “make pop culture history.”

“The President of the United States could be close enough for the Secret Service to pass the salt to the vivacious adult film superstar as she dines with Republican bigwigs from around the country,” says one press release issued last month and published by Adult Industry News. “All eyes will be on Carey and Kulkis as they locate the table they bought with a sizable contribution to the NRCC. Prompting the questions, should Republicans accept donations from tax paying, law abiding pornographers? Who will be sitting at their table? And is she a natural blonde?”

The release continues: “All these questions and a lot more will be answered on the evening of June 14th when porn and politics collide. Before the dinner Carey plans to officially announcing her run for Lieutenant Governor of California and sees this evening as the perfect networking opportunity to gain support.”

Saying the pair will be representing the porn industry at the fete, Kulkis and Carey will be conducting a media blitz the day before the event.

The company sent out another press release after WND White House correspondent Les Kinsolving asked press secretary Scott McClellan about the propriety of the president accepting money from pornographers and appearing with a porn star.

Another release from the company indicates the hard-core nature of those released by Kulkis: “Mary Carey’s hard-core adult movies are distributed exclusively by Kick A– Pictures, which is based in downtown Los Angeles. Every movie it releases comes with a ‘Kick A– Guarantee’ that it contains: 1. No Fake T–s, 2. No Condoms, 3. All-Naked sex, 4. Entertainment Value.”

A spokesman for the National Republican Congressional Committee, which is hosting President Bush at a $2,500-a-plate fund-raiser next week, told WND couple is welcome because they paid their money like everyone else.

As WorldNetDaily reported, the buxom Carey, 24, ran for California governor against Arnold Schwarzenegger on a platform that included taxing breast enhancements, making lap dances tax deductible, recruiting porn stars as “ambassadors of good will” and putting Web cams up in every room of the governor’s mansion.

“I’m hoping to run as lieutenant governor of California next year,” Carey said. “Since Arnold [Schwarzenegger] is a Republican, I thought this dinner would be a great networking opportunity for me.”

Added Carey: “I’m especially looking forward to meeting Karl Rove. Smart men like him are so sexy. I know that he’s against gay marriage, but I think I can convince him that a little girl-on-girl action now and then isn’t so bad!”

Carl Forti is communications director for the National Republican Congressional Committee, which raises funds for GOP congressional candidates.

“It’s my understanding that [Carey’s] boss is bringing her as his guest,” Carl Forti, communications director of the NRCC, told WND. “That’s what he claims anyway. He has paid for two people.”

Forti downplayed the significance of the pornographers’ attendance at the event.

“There are going to be 6,000 people in the ballroom,” he noted. “It’s not like it’s some kind of one-on-one dinner. They’ve paid their money. No matter what they do, the money is going to go to help elect Republicans to the House.”

The fund-raising dinner will be held on the second day of a two-day event billed on the NRCC’s website as “The 2005 President’s Dinner and Salute to Freedom.”

Kulkis’ $5,000 check also affords Carey and him tickets to the Chairman’s Luncheon June 14 and Welcome Reception June 13, as well as a tour of Washington, D.C. The luncheon features Rove and is hosted by NRCC Chairman Rep. Tom Reynolds, R- N.Y.

“I’m honored to be invited to this event,” said Kulkis. “Republicans bill themselves as the pro-business party. Well, you won’t find a group of people more pro-business than pornographers. We contributed over $10 billion to the national economy last year.”

Last month, Carey, whose real name is Mary Cook, was among five people arrested at a new strip club in a suburb of Tacoma, Wash. All were accused of violating the local adult-cabaret ordinance, some by getting too close to customers and others – including Carey – by touching themselves in a sexual manner, according to the Associated Press.

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