24 October 2006

Gubernatorial Candidate Campaigns on Cleavage

This is Loretta Nall. She is the Libertarian Party's (write-in) candidate for governor of Alabama. She has one of the worst websites that I have ever seen. It seems as though she is using her cleavage as her campaign's main selling point. Some of campaign literature includes photos with the phrase "More of these boobs." Below this statement are pictures of the other candidates for governor - including Republican incumbent Bob Riley and Democratic Lt. Gov. Lucy Baxley - and the words: "And less of these boobs."
According to Phillip Rawls of the A.P:
Loretta Nall, the Libertarian Party's write-in candidate for governor of Alabama, is campaigning on her cleavage and hoping that voters' eyes will eventually refocus on her platform.

"It started out as a joke, but it blew up into something huge," Nall said.

Nall, who spoke in an interview Friday on the Capitol steps, realizes that's about as close as she is going to get to the governor's office. But her "anything goes" style of campaigning - including campaign gear showing her smiling in a low-cut dress - has helped her attract attention not normally enjoyed by write-in candidates in Alabama, including spots on conservative radio talk shows and speeches at staid civic clubs.

Nall said that once she gets voters' attention, they eventually notice her campaign platform, which calls for tax credits for sending children to private school and home schooling, opting out of the No Child Left Behind Act, legalizing marijuana, and not complying with the Patriot Act and the Real ID Act.

Nall said one issue in her platform that seems to be getting lots of positive response is trying to withdraw the Alabama National Guard from Iraq.

"When people in Alabama get tired of kicking the ass of brown people, it's time to pull out," she said in her characteristically over-the-top style.

I'm going to put in my two cents against further ideas like this one. While this is all quite amusing, taking politics to an even lower level is probably a pretty bad idea. We need people to get involved and vote because of how important a vote really can be, not because they like or do not like boobs. We need people to vote out of passion not lust. Because peoples' lives are at stake not their hard on's. Nice try Loretta.


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