Archive for Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Mayor who posed in underwear loses office

February 27, 2008


— The mayor of an Oregon town who once stripped to her underwear and posed on a fire truck has been stripped of her office.

Voters in this town of about 500 voted narrowly Monday to recall Carmen Kontur-Gronquist. The tally was 142-139.

Kontur-Gronquist said the pictures of her in black bra and panties were taken for use in a contest about fitness, but a relative posted them on MySpace in hopes it would improve the social life of the single mother.

They predated her election, but she said she saw no reason to take them off the popular Web site once elected three years ago.

Later, she closed access to them.

Opponents said it wasn't fitting for the mayor to be so depicted. They said they also disagreed with her on issues about water and the local golf course.


BrianR 10 years, 2 months ago

Prudish America, never ceases to amaze.

oldvet 10 years, 2 months ago

I guess you can kiss toleration and valuing diversity goodbye...

somebodynew 10 years, 2 months ago

Check out the story on CNN. they have 2 of the pics with the article.

Steve Mechels 10 years, 2 months ago

Oh no! In her underwear? We had better ostracize all those people in the Penney's and Sears (et. al.) catalogs, not to mention all those in the Sunday ads. Get over it folks. I think there is more to the story as indicated in the last paragraph of the article.

Uhlrick_Hetfield_III 10 years, 2 months ago

Come to Lawrence, honey, I'll vote for you. Them thar's a first rate set of dairy cannons. And yes, there's more, she saved money by reducing positions at the golf course and pissed off the golfers. Yet another strike in her favor. You go girl.

moo 10 years, 2 months ago

You guys are all forgetting, that women's sexuality is responsible for all original sin. We can't support that kind of thing!!! ; )

Uhlrick_Hetfield_III 10 years, 1 month ago

Let's hear it for original sin. I'm nothing if not original.

hopper 10 years, 1 month ago

Hey everyone does something crazy in their lives. Give her a chance.

misseve 10 years, 1 month ago

I agree with the prudish america statement, there are much more pressing issues as to who is banging who and who has pictures on MySpace with their undies on...

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