Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Drive the Boobs Out of Washington!


I live a sheltered life. I get so used to hanging around beautiful, intelligent, sophisticated people such as yourselves that when I hear about someone who is genuinely an unreflecting knuckledragging asshat, I have a hard time believing that such a person can exist in the same universe.

Take Robert Hurt, a GOP delegate from Texas. Remember when John Ashcroft hung a curtain over the Spirit of Justice sculpture in the DOJ building so he wouldn't have great big cast-aluminum hooters disturbing his gravitas during speeches? This guy Hurt wants to do the same thing on a grand scale. Last week he tried to get the Republican Party platform amended to ban all nudity in art in Washington. No more Dupont Circle fountain, if this guy had gotten his way. The relief scupltures on the front of the National Cathedral would have to be chiseled off. All the nude and partially draped sculpture in the National Gallery would be hauled away for scrap, or else clad in overalls. The twin figures of Valor and Sacrifice on the Memorial Bridge would have to go too; Hurt really doesn't like them.

To the credit of the GOP, Hunt was laughed out of the room. Well, I don't know that for sure, but at least his proposal didn't make it. I hope he was laughed out of the room. Even so, he's a man on a mission, and he's vowed that he won't stop till he succeeds. Really, it just boggles my mind that there are people capable of holding such attitudes. Never mind that they're allowed to drive and vote.

6 comments:

hsempl said...

first he has to prove all the nudity is deleted from his brain. actually, he should go on some mountaintop or down some sewer or better yet to a nude beach and meditate and pray to not see nudity anywhere no matter what. he can ask god to give him clothing vision. he can ask god to provide people, and maybe some animals, with naturally blurred bodies the next time around.

T said...

I love it--"naturally blurred bodies"--but damn, what a dumbass! Scary, though, that he probably has plenty of fans....

Rob said...

Well, you know, I can kind of see his point. I've been having unclean thoughts about the allegorical figure representing the stars on the Dupont Circle fountain for years. She's SMOKING hot.

I wonder what Hunt would think of the Boy Scout Memorial?

Rob said...

I'm sorely tempted to change the name of my blog to "The Hooters of Justice."

An Briosca Mor said...

Speaking of the Hooters of Justice, years ago during the Reagan administration there was a photo going around (and this was in the days before Photoshop) of Ed Meese giving a speech while standing in front of that half-topless statue of Justice in whatever building it is that the Attorney General hangs out in. The same statue that Ashcroft later hid behind a curtain, and that the current generation of boobs is trying to get rid of for good. It seems that the only Republican whose stance is actually getting wider as the years go by is Larry Craig. How much longer until they start trying to force all women to dress in birkas, and then have to fund some billion dollar high-tech scheme to distinguish the good American birka-clad women walking down the street from the evil terrorist birka-clad women walking down the street?

mike channeling emily litella said...

Why stop with statues? There's entirely too much nudity in our city's hospitals, too, especially the damned maternity wards.

(Wha...? They are? They do? Oh. Never mind.)