Does “Free Minds and Free Markets” mean not paying for services?

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Marc Scribner, April Atkins and John LaBeaume of the LP office hanging out with Debbie (some Appletini-loving psychiatrist I once picked up in DC)

Several of the staffers from the Libertarian Party headquarters hit another one of those almost famous DC libertarian parties after work last night. Over at H&R, David Weigel ran this caption under a picture of our very own April Atkins (emphasis added):

One of our models showcases the new Reason T-shirts, constructed from breathable black cotton fibers that scientists have dubbed “Gillespiewear.”

When we first saw Dave’s posting, we were shocked that April was moonlighting for Reason. When we asked her about it, she said, “They didn’t pay me squat.”

We found out that April won’t take less than $500 for a modeling session. The way I see it, Reason owes either April or the LP a hefty chunk of cash for her modeling gig. We’re happy to forgive Dave for his faux pas because of his great job at guest-blogging over at Wonkette this week.

More pics after the jump.

Somehow we didn’t manage to get many photos of many libertarian personalities this time, but we did snap a few fun ones of ourselves.

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April holding up her newfound “Gillespiewear”

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Me looking at Weigel while contemplating the BCRA implications of billing for April’s modeling services

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Marc: Gee, people in Minnesota don’t stay up this late

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The past tense of LaBeaume is LaBombed

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My future’s so bright…

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Some guy unrelated to the event (we all forgot his name) came over to impress us with his lingual abilities

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April and LaBeaume(d) debating Mr. Peanut’s sexual orientation

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Group hug. Awwwwww……

posted by Stephen Gordon
  • http://www.miamivice.com ViceLover

    Yo — Miami Vice is back and LaBeaume is dressed for the part!

  • http://warcriminal.freeservers.com Sol

    LaBeaume? Looks like Kato Kaelin with the shades on.

  • Artus Register

    Your look explains the bourbon shortage in the eastern US, Mr. Gordon.

  • http://www.reason.com David Weigel

    I swear, sometimes I close my mouth and open both eyes. I just don’t have any proof.

  • http://lp.org Stephen Gordon

    Artus,

    Between suffering from the previous night’s DC party and pacing myself, the bourbon supply on the east coast was pretty safe last night. The Harp bottles were mine, therefore I made it to work nice and early this morning.

    BTW, where’s those friggin’ pre-embargo Cohibas, dude?

  • http://warcriminal.freeservers.com Sol

    >The past tense of LaBeaume is LaBombed

    Damn straight! Dude’s got a drink in his hand in every picture. If he just had a cigarette in the other hand he’d be doing a fine Dean Martin impersonation.

  • Stephen VanDyke

    you mofos owe me a drink when I come to DC :D

    On second thought, the Hammer of Truth media empire will be buying the drinks (this ads ARE for beer money after all)

  • Stephen VanDyke

    Whoever was drinking that Harp in the next to last pic (Gordon or the other dude)… my fucking hat is off to you.

    I use Budweiser and Miller to rinse my mouth out, not to get my drink on.

  • Stephen Gordon

    SVD,

    It was me playing the Harp while April had the Heine. Not sure what the other dude drank but it was mixed.

  • http://www.libertyforsale.com Timothy West

    ya know when Dean wasnt drunk out of his mind he was actually a good singer. Check out the “Italian Love Songs” LP from the early 60’s.

  • Stephen VanDyke

    By the way SG, you need to toss out your whack image editing program. Upload this crap to flickr and let it resize it for you if you have to.

  • http://www.wc.com Brendan

    Steve, thanks for posting more pictures of girlfriend on the internet.

    You stay classy,
    -Brendan

  • Nicholas Sarwark

    Our Steve’s a classy fellow.

    Also, you’re not this Brendan, are you? If you are, I’m interested in a summer position next year.

  • http://www.wc.com Brendan

    Nope – and not as if my opinion mattered – but I’d say if your question is indictive of your common sense and discretion, I wouldn’t hold my breath about that position.

    Sarcasm aside, best of luck to you. You have several steps up on me, and its a great place to work.

  • Nicholas Sarwark

    Nope – and not as if my opinion mattered – but I’d say if your question is indictive of your common sense and discretion, I wouldn’t hold my breath about that position.

    Sarcasm aside, best of luck to you. You have several steps up on me, and its a great place to work.

    And here I was going to be flattered at our blog having such high-powered readers. Alas.

    Take heart, I’m planning on pursuing such a position through more conventional channels. Glad to hear it’s a good place to work.