Currently, in the Ohio (of course) legislature, there's a bill attempting to define what constitutes a strip club and how they should be governed (for example, they're considering not allowing dancers to perform after midnight and instituting a six-foot buffer between dancer and patron). But yesterday, one enterprising politician pointed out that the new rules could end up applying to the Cleveland Cavaliers dance team.
David Miller, a member of the Citizens for Community Values (CCV), the group pushing for strict new regulations on Ohio's strip clubs, joined lawmakers peering inside as a Beachwood Democrat explained the contents. Inside: The definition of semi-nude used in the strip-club bill, which includes the phrase "the showing of female buttocks," a dictionary definition of buttocks, and a handful of pictures of the Cleveland Cavaliers dance team performing with their rear ends partially hanging out of their skimpy outfits. It was time for Budish's question: "How would this law not apply to the Cleveland Cavs dance team?"
After calling it a "bit of a stretch" to think the Cavs dancers would fall under the law, Miller conceded that his organization would entertain a change to the bill "so it does not cover the Cleveland Cavs dance team," as the standing-room-only crowd laughed.
Frankly, looking at that picture and the dance's team's Web site, we're not quite sure how they don't classify as strippers. Ah, Ohio.