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.