But the victory appears to be for nothing, as RuPaul jumps right to the main challenge: The girls will Frock the Vote by running as drag-queen presidential candidates. It’ll shake down similarly to The Snatch Game, except Chad Michaels won’t be able to go as Cher again.
In challenges that involve more thinking (as opposed to choreographing or glitter-gluing), the workroom isn’t as dramatic. This time, the only sounds we hear are the echoes of Phi Phi’s belching and Dida Ritz’s brain struggling to generate political satire. Phi Phi also manages to finish all of her prep during the commercial break. Either she’s really good, or she’s too dim to see the challenge of this challenge. I’m opting for the latter.
For the critiques, RuPaul brings in Dan Savage (sex columnist, political pundit, and Santorum coiner). Then, shit gets serious: Every girl pitches her slogans and platforms and Dan does his best to find weaknesses.
Latrice wants to give money to HIV/AIDS patients who are on disability. Well, where are you going to get that money? Phi Phi wants to fund a wig-making warehouse. That’s socialism! Dida is uncomfortable talking about politics. Dan Savage reads you and then reminds you to vote! Chad Michaels doesn’t have any real issues to talk about. Dan Savage flashes angry eyebrows!
But if Sharon were down in the polls, would she then run attack ads?
“Well, I enjoy being down on a pole.” Bingo. She deflects nicely and proves she’s sharper than the entire Republican ticket.
NEXT: See what the rest of the queens do for their political statements.