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MySpace Photos of Oregon Mayor Causing Stir in Arlington

Arlington "Home of the Honkers" has a slight image problem.

Arlington, Oregon's Mayor Carmen Kontur Gronquist
Arlington, Oregon's Mayor Carmen Kontur Gronquist
Photo: MySpace.com

(ARLINGTON, Ore.) - It is the "Home of the Honkers" and it is hard to miss the irony. A scantily clad image of the city of Arlington, Oregon's mayor is making the rounds on the Web today after news agencies lifted the image from her public MySpace page.

Arlington, Oregon's Mayor Carmen Kontur Gronquist did what many people do in the new Millennium; she posted images of herself on MySpace wearing lingerie. Maybe posing on a city fire vehicle was pushing it a bit, but then I lived in Las Vegas for five years where calendars feature the city's "sexiest firefighters."

We aren't talking nudity here folks, or overly expressive poses. So far just one image has crossed our desk and it is a sexy but somewhat tasteful photo.

Either way, the mayor is taking heat according to reports posted today as her lightly clad image flies around the Internet. One source, Digg.com, reports that this public official doesn’t care what other people will say about her pictures. Who can blame her? It is a free country last time I checked.

Another source, associatedcontent.com, points to the traditional side of this community of 524 residents that is named for the birthplace of Robert E. Lee. Their article suggests that the MySpace image of Gronquist is a poor fit with the city's rodeo and apple pie image.

Gronquist told the East Oregonian January 5th, that the photos are part and parcel of her personal life, and that they have no bearing on her professional life. Still, it appears that some local residents disagree and instead worry about their town's image as her photo is viewed by the rest of the world.

FOX News reported that the photos were taken some time before Gronquist became the town's Mayor. She has held the office for three years. It appears FOX and the conservative East Oregonian got their shovels out for this one. I am writing about it too, granted, but this strikes me as a matter of interest and not exactly a news story.

The mayor told reporters that there are citizens in the community who are perennially digging up dirt on others - "especially when it is considered salacious - and thus gives little thought to the concerns about residents with respect to the photos."

And there are Arlington residents coming to her aid, calling it a waste of time and a needless focus of attention. The Mayor did not pose nude, there are no allegations of anything other than a picture that could have been taken on a beach and caused little stir. Unless that beach was in Eastern Oregon of course.

For now, the Mayor has set her MySpace page to private. We placed a call to her office and she was not available for comment. If she reaches us we will bring you her remarks.

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Terry April 17, 2008 8:42 am (Pacific time)

Ok you all seem to have a problem with a women who poses in her bra and panties, but you don’t have a problem with a president that uses the White House like a motel room? And you don’t have a problem with the Gas Companies ripping you off, but have fits about women who likes nice under things. You really have to put your mind and energy on things that really matter. You all really need to get things going in your lives.


Canadian Guy April 14, 2008 5:59 pm (Pacific time)

An Attractive, Sexy women. More issues in the world to worry about then this, wake up people and get a life!!


Canadian Guy April 14, 2008 5:58 pm (Pacific time)

An Attractive, Sexy women. More issues in the world to worry about then this, wake up people and get a life!!


Ryan April 8, 2008 10:38 am (Pacific time)

Ok, seriously. What is the problem here? How is that in any way distasteful? Granted, she is a politician, but I think we're at a time in our history where the lines are blurring. Arnie the Governator? Former wrestler politician? Grow up.


HD0G March 13, 2008 8:40 am (Pacific time)

I wonder if we could find some sort of example of this happening in another place or another time.. something similar ya know? like a precedent or something... .. hey .. who was that other fitness buff?... Arnold! yeah.. he did something in politics didnt he? wasnt he on NBC in a speedo or something? ... wierd... who was that other guy? ohyeah! Jessie 'the body' Ventura... also known as the honorable govenor of minnesota... hmmmmmmm wonder if CLINT EASTWOOD every appeared in a public forum pictorally... all that is ok though, cuz those are all guys, see? So.. if a chick does it, well, that must be a disgrace, no? Recall? they ought have tarred and feathered her butt. (hey id buy that poster too) - or - maybe they could have, i dunno, used job performance as their criteria for evaluating her job performance. Im just ranting, there is no cure for stupid - but you can quarrantine!


Amber March 7, 2008 3:49 pm (Pacific time)

I'm sorry if I look like that at 42, I would be proud. She is covering as much as a bathing suit. I really dont see the problem. Other then the fact that she is in politics and thats it. That is the only reason why this is such a big deal. I think we need to look at teenagers who are showing just as much if not more and their photos arent being brought to attention.


DAN DE March 6, 2008 3:58 pm (Pacific time)

HEY THEY ARE JUST MAD BECAUSE THE OLD GEEZERS DON'T LOOK HALF AS GOOD , STRONG and SEXY AS SHE IS.. WHY DON'T THEY TELL HER TO HER FACE ? THEY SCARED SHE WILL BUST THEM UP WITH THOSE MUSCLES OF HER'S LOL ! GOD BLESS HER AND HER MUSCLES !


Julian March 5, 2008 5:33 pm (Pacific time)

So let's get this straight...the same Democrat party that supported their President having sex with a young intern IN the Oval office WITH his wife and daughter a few hundred feet away...finds a few photos of a fitness buff in the same fitness clothes I see women at the gym in all the time....THAT'S over the top?!?! That's too sleazy?!?...(I thought one's sexuality and sex life was a PRIVATE matter- none of the public's business). Really, If Democrats had any concious left, they would embarrassed by their own hypocrisy that we in the rest of the country see so clearly. Anything to win, even selling out your own "principles". I'm so glad I left the party years ago.


KC March 4, 2008 7:32 pm (Pacific time)

From Oregon here. Honestly, yea the picture shouldn't be a reason to dismiss her, and most the people I know feel the same way. However, lumping all of Oregon with the close minded communited of Alington, OR. Then you would be greatly mistaken. As many right wing bone heads we have, there are twice as many tree huggin tofu eatin hippies too.


Joe from Cowville March 4, 2008 5:37 pm (Pacific time)

Now that you have ousted this vivacious woman as mayor can you send her to us in the Midwest. We would be glad to pay her an attractive salary and benefits which is more that the squat you paid her as a volunteer. You people need eye exams!


Oregon Mom March 4, 2008 3:11 pm (Pacific time)

I think the town of Arlington needs to say they are sorry and put this lovely young lady back in office, it seems that this story has taken national headlines and has upset alot of people. What were you thinking???????


T D March 3, 2008 10:03 pm (Pacific time)

you should have no trouble getting a date. sorry people are so close minded.


mom & grandma March 3, 2008 3:23 pm (Pacific time)

I think she did nothing wrong and if it was my daughter or granddaughter, I would support them 100% For pete's sake, gimmee a break!!!!


grandmother March 3, 2008 3:20 pm (Pacific time)

Boy!!! What a bunch of BULLSH!!. I cannot believe a town would do this over these pixs to their mayor. It would be different if it was a female president and having her husband commit adultery. I think you went overboard and should put her back in her office as mayor.


BriGuy March 3, 2008 9:10 am (Pacific time)

This is a shame! She did it for a fitness contest B-E-F-O-R-E she was elected Mayor. Same thing happened with the Mayor in Georgetown, CO about ten years ago. C'mon people, count the vote again and elect her back.


Wondering March 3, 2008 4:59 am (Pacific time)

What were the residents thinking ? If she can improve the community, grow the tax base, and do a good job as Mayor, who the heck cares what she's wearing and what she does in her personal life. Too many people with too much time on their hands focused on the wrong thing. Pathetic town.


Rafael Rubio March 2, 2008 10:36 am (Pacific time)

Her personal life is her business, as long as she performs her duties as Mayor her personal life should not be an issue, we live in a democracy, and supposedly this is a free country, she shouldn’t have to be held accountable to anyone when related to her life and her preferences, who, how and with whom she dates, maries or is intimate with is her business not the whole towns, she should sue the town council and all those individuals who think they can run others lives when they conflict with their pompous ideology. How would all those hypocrites feel if someone told them what to do, who to date or have sex with etc. etc. Get a life people, get your act together and stop meddling in others lives.


Steven March 1, 2008 1:41 pm (Pacific time)

Perhaps the residents of the state of Oregon could organize an economic boycott of Arlington. Maybe that could return this lady to her job as mayor. Come on, Oregon, what do you say? BOYCOTT ARLINGTON!!!


Jimmy February 29, 2008 12:53 pm (Pacific time)

Leave the woman alone. Give back her job and let her do the job she was hired for. I never heard of modeling pictures impacting job performance. Must be something else they don't like about her. Hmmm maybe the heavenly figure she has? More people in this country,both male and female, should be exercising to achieve healthy weights and tone body styles. I bet she doesn't get sick very much and lives a very healthy lifestyle to look like she does. The town of Arlington, Oregon should commend not fire her. We can all view much worse on our television sets. A few modeling pictures and she gets fired? Arlington, Oregon you better re-think the decision you made.


Chicago Guy February 28, 2008 7:28 pm (Pacific time)

Las Vegas Guy, you sound like an idiot. The reason why America is so f%^&*(d up is because of tight wads like you. Its not like she was having sex or showed off her privates. It is a sexy picture of a women. It shouldnt matter that she is a mayor of a small city. So tell me this, if she wanted to go to the beach in a bikini she would be wrong in doing so just because she is a Mayor. Give me a fricken break. You also sound like a hypocrate. Either you are real ugly and cant get a women even if you paid for it or your just a dork. Count the comments that are positive and the negatives and see which one is on top..... HELLLLLLOOOOO you lose


To Bad February 28, 2008 6:56 pm (Pacific time)

I was getting ready to build a shopping mall, a Wal-Mart, a Home Depot and an Outback Steakhouse in Arlington, Oregon. This would create thousands of new jobs and generate millions in revenue. However, the people in Arlington don't deserve it, so I'm going to start construction in Roosevelt, Washington and recruit Carmen to be our Mayor.


checkers February 28, 2008 6:12 pm (Pacific time)

HONEY, I AM A 57 YO LADY THAT NEVER LOOKED LIKE THAT BUT IF YOU GOT IT, YOU GO GIRL!


Chris February 28, 2008 5:24 pm (Pacific time)

She sounds like a very professional and educated person judging by her response to this situation. It is unfortunate that she fell victim to a bunch of small town idiots who are stuck back in the 1950s. Somebody should find out who "leaked" the photo and put that person up in the spotlight. What I see here is a mayor with a very nice body, a body that is well took care of. She obviously eats well and exercises, something that you don't see very often in government personnel, nor do you see it very often in the general American public. Somebody got jealous. Bunch of small town losers.


KRISSY February 28, 2008 9:47 am (Pacific time)

I don't care what she looks like. There is nothing wrong with what she did. It is not indecent. So what I am hearing from this tiny town is that they would never in a million years consider electing a JC Penny Catalog model for one of their offices, no matter how smart and articulate. Hmmmm sad sad city you live in.


Daniel February 27, 2008 9:27 pm (Pacific time)

Dear City of Arlington OR, I think that it was WRONG for you to have recalled Mayor Kontur-Gronquist, as there is NOTHING wrong with those photos. Good heavens, it's not like she posed nude! Also, since they "were taken for use in a contest about fitness", they were taken for a very good cause, especially with the obesity problem this country faces. The 142 people that voted to recall her really need to get a life! Plus they need look in their own closets and should better suppress the skeletons THEY most likely have in them, because they will certainly show their ugly faces when they least expect it.


michael schlappi February 27, 2008 4:59 pm (Pacific time)

Britney you must be the oppisite of skinny or you would not make that comment stay away from the pastry table and you could maybe look that way


michael schlappi February 27, 2008 4:56 pm (Pacific time)

she has a good body the rest is up to you and i have no reason to complain about what she does Kudos to the mayor


Mark February 27, 2008 4:31 pm (Pacific time)

Hot Mayor! Thats a cougar! Its a shame that people are so ashamed of what I consider to be one of God's finest creations. The female body!


Las Vegas Guy February 27, 2008 10:46 am (Pacific time)

HD0G asked where I get off. HDOG, that is light weight. Take a lesson, "propriety: socially correct or appropriate behavior". You just don't get it so you start talking about whores in Nevada. Get over the sex fantasy and think in terms of an elected office, the public face of the voters, the person who conducts business in the name of the citizens. The voters in Arlington, rightly, expect the office of mayor to be occupied by someone who shows respect for the office of mayor. The correct style is,"The Honorable ......, Mayor". Can the people who voted her into office decide if she really deserves that title? What she does in private, if kept private, is her own business. She failed to use good judgment and has no one to blame but herself. L.V.G.


wildbill February 27, 2008 6:05 am (Pacific time)

wow! what a hot woman. i would love to see more pix of her. she is in amazing shape for her age, and she has kids?! you ladies have no excuses. they probably voted her out due to jelousy.


HD0G February 27, 2008 9:09 am (Pacific time)

*\\Las Vegas Gay February 27, 2008 8:46 am (Pacific time) All the + comments seem to be coming from the horny side of the street. How about taking a reality check fellas? Dignity of the office, propriety, decorum, respect. Take a cold shower and look at the issue through your grown-up glasses. //* The issue? OK.. this is America and the woman was essentially fired... for having a tasteful photo taken and posted on her web page. Ya walk down the street in Las Vegas and get propositioned by 40 hookers.. where do you get off? In what way was her dignity compromised other than having to suffer the slings and arrows of some mindless puritarian vendetta? Merriam Webster defines propriety as 'b: fear of offending against conventional rules of behavior especially between the sexes ' - we do not negotiate with terrorists!


Thomas February 27, 2008 8:49 am (Pacific time)

I see nothing wrong with it. Imagine if Hillary Clinton got president and came out with a picture like that. Now that would be wrong. Actually, Pumpkin legs in anything like that would be WRONG!!!! HAHAHA Keep up the good work Mayor. Everyone needs a personal life and a little fun to boot.


Las Vegas Guy February 27, 2008 8:46 am (Pacific time)

All the + comments seem to be coming from the horny side of the street. How about taking a reality check fellas? Dignity of the office, propriety, decorum, respect. Take a cold shower and look at the issue through your grown-up glasses.


Rick February 27, 2008 8:34 am (Pacific time)

Must be a lot of UGLY women in this town with some PWed men


Courtyard Pigeon February 27, 2008 8:33 am (Pacific time)

Not for nothing, but this woman has one of the best bodies I've seen in quite some time. It is obvious she works hard to look so firm. If she's single have her call me.


HD0G February 27, 2008 8:16 am (Pacific time)

Holy Cats! If you bozos in Arlington have a surplus of hot mayors PLEASE feel free to export! - Hey Carmen you ever think about running for office in Tampa? Being hot is actually considered an asset here (no pun intended) and I used to think it was an asset everywhere .. i think i read once that sex sells.. if Hillary had a spread like that the race would be over!


Dave February 27, 2008 7:40 am (Pacific time)

We will take her as Mayor of Portland, Oregon over our current money spending one.


Schratboy February 27, 2008 5:51 am (Pacific time)

The truth be told. The Myspace picture was nothing...harmless. The fact she cut costs at the local municiple golf course...now that got the duffer's dander up!


db February 27, 2008 5:44 am (Pacific time)

Well, they got what they wanted. If I was her, I would want absolutely nothing to do with 'citizens' such as that. Good riddance to them, I say. Go somewhere and do good for folks who deserve it, and good luck to her!


Justin February 27, 2008 3:24 am (Pacific time)

Somebody is jealous of other people and can wait to take people down. It's just like having a bathing suit on standing on a beach. Grow and get a life.


yoyo February 26, 2008 11:47 pm (Pacific time)

...to the guy who posted on Jan. 24 at 5:17 PM: you're an idiot for posting comments about people's spellings...you can't even spell believe correctly! what an as^&%le!!!

Editor to yoyo: don't cuss here OK?

Thanks,

the management


Puss Cafe February 26, 2008 6:50 pm (Pacific time)

You people are nuts. Good God political correctness has run amuck. The 'Elders' are the ones who are upset because they , of course, know more than the rest of 2008 society. Get over it Grandma.


dale cadwallader February 8, 2008 9:50 am (Pacific time)

i agree with the others who are positive about this issue. if she is a positive force as their mayor what is the big deal. i have seen less on kids going to school and in church. i think she is a good looking lady that takes care how she looks. so for those who are upset with how she looks just have another ding dong and a coke and shut up............


David February 5, 2008 1:33 am (Pacific time)

Heh, looks like a bathingsuit picture. Ive seen plenty of suits on the beach more skimpy than that, and the STATE PARK up in Portland has a nude beach on it. So.... just remember it's EASTERN Oregon, and tells you all you need to know about the people up there.


David McCallum January 26, 2008 4:30 pm (Pacific time)

I would just like to say that what you Mayor done was Brave as she could have lost her Job but for her it cant be easy for her being a single mum as well. Yours Sincearly. David W McCallum


Tony January 24, 2008 5:17 pm (Pacific time)

I can't beleive the idiots that are posting negative comments about the mayor's looks. She's gorgeous. AND, the photos are NOT indecent. Another thing, I notice that a lot of these people can't even spell, form or punctuate a sentence. Your low IQ's are showing.All of you need to get a life


Jeff January 22, 2008 10:55 pm (Pacific time)

I think she looks like a man. her face is hideous like a shriveled prune, make-up can't even fix that mess... She looks like a naked mole rat.


Luke January 22, 2008 10:52 pm (Pacific time)

Did anyone consider that maybe the citizens are also concerned about how she is running the town???? You people don't know the whole story, nor do you know how she got that body!!! IF you look closely it looks like she may have had implants and a rhinoplasty. The fact is that the news probably doesn't give all the facts. She's eatting up all this attention I'm sure... I bet the unhappy citizens don't even want the media involved.


Roger in Houston January 20, 2008 8:42 am (Pacific time)

Sounds like another political campaign against an incumbant to achieve their political objective. If the people of Arlington succumb to such smear tactics and not base their decision on what she may bring to the future, Arlington will always be living in the past. With this publicity I hope that it helps bring new folks to the area and helps the mayor out. I vote for her to stick it out and for the residents to support her and her agenda.


GERARDO January 20, 2008 5:11 am (Pacific time)

Mayor Carmen Kontur Gronquist, DO NOT LEAVE OFFICE. I READ YOU ARE DOING GREAT!


Bob January 19, 2008 5:47 pm (Pacific time)

I think I may move to Arlington and you'll have my vote! Sweet!


Sonya January 19, 2008 3:02 pm (Pacific time)

The people of Arlinton should be proud of this beautiful young lady. Pictures don't look that revealing to me. Seems as if people don't have anything else to complain about so there targeting the mayor. I could see if they were nude pictures, but there not. Get over it and support your mayor. Way to go Carmen!


Scott January 19, 2008 12:50 pm (Pacific time)

Amazing. She devotes her time to a non paid position for the good of the town and has to deal with this. Arlington... she looks great!! Be Proud!


Richard - Redmond, WA January 18, 2008 11:28 pm (Pacific time)

Ed Gill, pushing the petition for recall, is a prima donna, an idiot, and clearly has a very large stick up his a**. I hope the majority of the townspeople find a way to cause him as much trouble as he has caused this lady. Ed--get a life, you moron!!


David January 18, 2008 10:27 pm (Pacific time)

And one more thing, anyone notice that all the folks interviewed - besides the Mayor - were quite fat and not good looking at all!!!


David January 18, 2008 10:23 pm (Pacific time)

Get a life folks...especially that "stuck-up" Pinhead who provided an interview on 20/20. Go Mayor....... Seattle, WA.


Michael January 18, 2008 10:22 pm (Pacific time)

Honestly, Is there anything in our Constitution that states we cannot pose in a bikini? Have you seen the PHOTOS that are coming back from Iraq? There are so MANY bigger issues to concern ones self then picking on this lady. Give me a break!! PS....NICE ABS!


Tony January 18, 2008 8:35 pm (Pacific time)

She's a little MANLY looking but let the hoe be a hoe!


CFA, AZ January 18, 2008 8:30 pm (Pacific time)

You all need to just lighten up in Arllington. I bet if she wanted to she could dig up some real skelton's for most folks there if she tried. She's working her tail FOR FREE...take a chill pill for god's sake.


drew January 18, 2008 7:30 pm (Pacific time)

she looks great! be proud arlington. i'm from detroit and we have kwamie kilpatrick :(


gino January 18, 2008 7:28 pm (Pacific time)

Are you serious? Locals are harassing her over these photos? So, you can't be attractive with a nice body and be a mayor? Is this town in Oregon, or Mississippi? Get a grip Northwest US!


mary January 14, 2008 4:05 pm (Pacific time)

Message to Jeff in Redmond - Mayor Gronquist has been fit her entire life. All Arlington residents whether pro or against her even know this.


jeff redmond or. January 14, 2008 6:55 am (Pacific time)

im sure this lady is quaified to manage the bussiness of this small northern oregon town but being a former athlete i would be more concerned about the use of perfomance inhancing drugs in her personal life she has all the tell all signs jutting jaw longated facial features maybe the town should do a drug screening test for these chemicals and solve their problems!


PJ January 13, 2008 8:11 pm (Pacific time)

So the old grouch complaining at the meeting never shows his nipples? He never goes shirtless? Any plans to try to make showing your underwear illegal? Please don't go to Amsterdam or even Hawaii, there are completely naked people there.


Reggie Marston January 12, 2008 2:53 pm (Pacific time)

Wow, she is kinda crazy for leaving that photo up after she ran for office. On the other hand she's hot. She looks extremely fit. She's definitely health conscious. Also, she reminds me of my super sexy sister. Yummy.


Jose M January 11, 2008 11:46 pm (Pacific time)

what a beautiful woman is she single?


Hymie Zoltsveis January 11, 2008 9:43 pm (Pacific time)

She is cute, and the pose is enticing. THAT BEING SAID, she is a disgrace, and I suspect that she has a touch of mental illness. Can you say


Rob January 11, 2008 8:41 pm (Pacific time)

I'd nail her she is hot.


Jon January 11, 2008 4:48 pm (Pacific time)

Considering that Arlington is best known for its promiscuous landfill, this should improve its repution.


Chris January 11, 2008 4:40 pm (Pacific time)

She'll be in playboy soon enough boys! Hef, were counting on you buddy!!!


Rider. January 11, 2008 3:50 pm (Pacific time)

I'd vote for her for president. :) They showed this on the news and most of the peeps in the court house during the hearing were fat peeps. :D


adam January 11, 2008 12:19 pm (Pacific time)

waz up


Rodney January 10, 2008 11:27 pm (Pacific time)

The mayor looks to be in great physical condition, and she is beautiful woman. Leave her alone and go do something constructive for your community, not something that blemishes the allure of small town life. Take a look at Meade KS and the turmoil created there by a couple of people then fueled by the local media. The town is now considered a gay bashing community of rednecks which is untrue.


Looks good from Indiana January 11, 2008 8:23 am (Pacific time)

I bet if they were to sell the pictures as Posters on the Internet for $15 each they would be able to eliminate local taxes and the townspeople wouldn't have such an issue ... how about a calendar for $30?? Send one my way...


mary January 11, 2008 7:31 am (Pacific time)

Arlingtons mayor is single. She is no where near anorexic. She's extremely fit. She's very smart and a very strong woman. The majority of people in Arlington realize that the whole picture fiasco is silly. Unfortunately its the portion of self-righteous people making the stink. The person who leaked the photo to the media obviously explained she had posed on a firetruck, otherwise you couldn't even tell. She had inherited a financial mess from the old city administration and she has made strides of improvement to the financial state of the city. Its nothing more than the old group of City gov trying to make a comeback and re-take the throne.


Bosie January 11, 2008 7:08 am (Pacific time)

I see nothing wrong with having a PERSONAL life. She has my vote and I live on the other side of the country!


james scott January 11, 2008 6:43 am (Pacific time)

i think the mayor is really hot...we should see more pictures of her like that


Tony January 10, 2008 9:47 pm (Pacific time)

If people in Arlington, Ore think that pic is bad---Do they watch TV with blindfolds on?


Fredo Courleone January 10, 2008 7:44 pm (Pacific time)

It may have not been the smartest thing she`s done.. but she does have nice abs.


J W Willis January 10, 2008 6:55 pm (Pacific time)

My family had made plans to spend a week in Arlington this spring BUT after seeing and hearing the rukus over Mayor Carmen Kontur Gronquist PERSONAL life, we are waiting to see if she is forced to resign. If she is then we will take our money elsewhere.


Portland,Or January 10, 2008 12:39 pm (Pacific time)

Her underclothing covers up more than what most teenagers wear to school these days!!! So whats the big deal? At least she's over 14!!! She looks hot :) I wish I was in such good shape! I think most of the complaints are from overwieght unhappy people who have nothing better to do than harass others for looking good. How many of the complainers spend time looking at porn on the internet? How many of their kids go to school with thier underwear (thongs) showing aove the beltline or the boxers hanging out of the pants? And if the photos were in fact taken BEFORE she took office and she has been a good mayor then why should the pics cast a shadow on her office now? If she is conducting herself properly at work then leave her the hell alone!! If you cant handle a picture on myspace then stay off the site!! Or better yet get rid of your computer cause trust me theres a lot of worse stuff than that on the net. DON'T BE A HATER!!! Just cause your fat!


Chicago January 10, 2008 8:28 am (Pacific time)

If she is keeping the town in as great of shape as she keeps herself. She should run for president.


dc January 10, 2008 8:07 am (Pacific time)

Again people injecting their morals on others , shes sexy and beautiful is she married


JW Romer January 10, 2008 7:37 am (Pacific time)

Sour Grape, leave the lady alone.


San Diego January 10, 2008 6:58 am (Pacific time)

Funny thing is that no one would have known or cared but for the fuss kicked up by a few busybodies.


steven January 10, 2008 5:33 am (Pacific time)

she is hot


Victoria January 9, 2008 10:28 pm (Pacific time)

I live in Germany - My best friend is from this town and we are always teasing that it is so tiny -- BUT LOOK! it made the news. I'm so proud.


dude January 9, 2008 7:11 pm (Pacific time)

She's HOT!


Luke January 9, 2008 6:15 pm (Pacific time)

HAHAHAHA.... I seriously need to read this site more often. Only in America.


Britney January 9, 2008 1:39 pm (Pacific time)

thats horrable what kind ofmayor is that who would post something of her anyways her sides are a lil to skinny she looks anerexic on her sides> YUCK

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