That is an interesting question. I could argue either way, probably quite comfortably. A pretty convincing argument is made in favor of pimps by Don Boudreaux, Chairman of the GMU Economics Department. He concludes with the following:
Yet Americans continue to imagine that the typical representative or senator is an upstanding citizen, a human being worthy of being feted and listened to as if he or she possesses some unusually high moral or intellectual stature.
It’s closer to the truth to see politicians as pimps who force ordinary men and women to pony up freedoms and assets for the benefit of clients we call “special-interest groups.”
While I am somewhat surprised that a public figure would deal with this subject, it is long overdue. The time has long past for treating these people as if they are special, learned, respectable or anything else with positive connotations. Sure there are a few exceptions, just like there are black swans. How about commenting with a vote either way or disagreement?
The full article can be found here.