Baring Boobs For Votes?

Not really.

I know the candidate well and she has worn lower cut tops for years. The fact that she’s healthfully endowed sent one key state political columnist into a fit of apoplexy, though. For an interesting take on a colorful LP candidate, check out this story at DailyKos. Here’s the Reader’s Digest version:

Alabama columnist Bob Ingram recently mentioned third party gubernatorial candidate Loretta Nall. […]

Apart from the tax credits for home schoolers, Loretta Nall’s platform is as far from “traditional Alabama values” as you can get. “Traditional Alabama values” are wrapped up by former Chief Justice Roy Moore, the Ten Commandments Judge. Yeah, Nall is running against him. […]

So Ingram opens this paper to read his own column and is appalled by the photo showing Nall in possession of what can best be called “breasts.” Ingram fired back in his next column:

“In 55 years of political writing, that was a first for me—a picture in my column of a woman displaying cleavage. I can only hope that my mother…and I know for a fact where she ended in the after life…didn’t see that column. She wouldn’t have approved of that picture.”

So while Ingram is certain of where his mom went after she died, Nall says she is certain that before she died, Ingram’s mom had cleavage. Anyhoo, Nall had a field day with this whole thing in her blog, “US Marijuana Party.”

She sent a letter to Ingram and his editor (the one who picked that lovely photo). You can read the entire letter here, well worth it:

“Now that you and the rest of Alabama have been introduced to the twins perhaps you would like to meet the rest of me. I’ll don my burka so y’all won’t be offended and then perhaps we can discuss the other planks in my platform since you only covered one.”

I love this gal. She’s one of us. Definitely.

And before you think that Loretta is simply a southern version of Mary Carey, she isn’t. I’m really impressed how she handled this columnist. She got him on the phone, explained her platform, got him to agree that she is more than a one-issue candidate and that he would contact her directly if he ever wrote about her again.

Keep in mind, this is the same Loretta Nall who was kicked out of prison for not wearing panties. If you never caught that story, it’s a must read. I’ll simply recommend that those of you with weak bladders go to the bathroom first — or you might pee your pants from laughing so hard.

UPDATE: Hit and Run’s covering this one, too.

Stephen Gordon

I like tasteful cigars, private property, American whiskey, fast cars, hot women, pre-bailout Jeeps, fine dining, worthwhile literature, low taxes, original music, personal privacy and self-defense rights -- but not necessarily in this order.

  1. Loretta Nall is officially my new favorite Libertarian candidate. This is going to be an incredible race!

  2. Give Women Equal Rights Under the Law to
    bare our breasts and feel the sun and wind on
    our chests!!!!!!!!!
    Now, how much of my breasts can you see in this
    photo taken from LIVE television coverage
    NATIONWIDE on CSpan2 in 2004?
    Hell, I’d be happy to go on t.v. bare chested.
    Breasts are not sex organs,
    you can have a baby without breasts.
    Breasts are feeding organs to feed a baby.
    Sex is procreation and you can procreate
    without breasts, all is takes is a penis and
    a vagina and a womb.
    Not breasts.
    Women are sexually discriminated against when they
    are not allowed to walk freely and openly baring
    their chests and breasts to the sun and wind.
    See my 2004 election results, Cris Ericson MJP for Gov & U.S. Senate
    Wanna bet whether or not I’ll go on Cspan LIVE barechested
    entirely for the 2006 election season?
    Set me FREE!!!

  3. I don’t know who I dislike more: The columnist who is offended by cleavage or the website Dailykos, where most of the comments are dissing Libertarians and saying things like “the Libertarian Party which is basically just this side of the most authorian / conservative GOP type except when they want to smoke pot.”

  4. And we will rescue you from that flooded out building!

    We’ll stone you for being a “heathen”!

    Well I *know* where she is going… straight to hell (my bedroom)…

  5. She strikes me as a good daughter, a good sister, a good mother, a good neighbor and a great citizen. I’m thrilled she’s a libertarian and a candidate.

  6. Correction to Angela’s comment: There is nothing wrong with a good healthy exposed rack!

  7. Hmm, you’ll find being a hooker will earn more campaign money. But your close, keep up the good work.

    Oh and what a platform, Im sure your boobs are qualified.

  8. Less than one person in one thousand who saw your offer to expose yourself for money accepted so far, that’s under a nickel per proposition, what are you really accomplishing? Now that you’ve established what kind of person you really are $50 seems like a high price for only a peek. I’m going to type ”˜tits’ in Yahoo photos and go see loads of free ones now.