Sunday, May 02, 2010

Craziest Republican of the Day: Ken Cuccinelli

That would be Virginia's AG, who has pulled a John Ashcroft:

Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli apparently isn't fond of wardrobe malfunctions, even when Virginia's state seal is involved.

The seal depicts the Roman goddess Virtus, or virtue, wearing a blue tunic draped over one shoulder, her left breast exposed. But on the new lapel pins Cuccinelli recently handed out to his staff, Virtus' bosom is covered by an armored breastplate.

When the new design came up at a staff meeting, workers in attendance said Cuccinelli joked that it converts a risqué image into a PG one.

Ha-ha... ha-ha... how hilarious.

Cuccinelli hasn't formally changed the state seal. This is just his interpretation of the seal, paid for by his PAC. Still, as UVA political scientist Larry Sabato puts it, "[w]hen you ask to be ridiculed, it usually happens. And it will happen here, nationally. This is classical art, for goodness' sake."

Indeed it is, but what do Republicans like the oft-ridiculed Cuccinelli care about art? As Skippy asks, "what is it about portrayals of a woman's bare breast that bothers you right-wing theocratic attorneys general so? it's a friggin' mammary gland, dude. how come that's a problem, but it's okay for governor mcdonnell to sign a bill allowing people to bring loaded guns into places that sell alcohol?"

Good question. Perhaps we could also ask whether an exposed breast is worse than the Confederacy. Slavery? Whatever. Boobs? Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Seriously....when I first moved to the great state of VA and saw the state seal I wondered how idiots like this hadn't already obliterated it. It's taken this long...and what a shame. Republicans just ask to be kicked in the head, don't they! Just like what Mr. Sabato said.

    By Blogger Joel Dougherty, at 11:05 AM  

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