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Ken Cuccinelli Gets Ridiculous, Covers Up Woman’s Breast On Virginia State Seal

by @ 12:35 pm on May 1, 2010. Filed under Dumbasses, Ken Cuccinelli, Virginia, Virginia Politics

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This has got to be the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever heard:

Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli apparently isn’t fond of wardrobe malfunctions, even when Virginia’s state seal is involved.

The seal depicts the Roman goddess Virtus, or virtue, wearing a blue tunic draped over one shoulder, her left breast exposed. But on the new lapel pins Cuccinelli recently handed out to his staff, Virtus’ bosom is covered by an armored breastplate.

When the new design came up at a staff meeting, workers in attendance said Cuccinelli joked that it converts a risqué image into a PG one.

The joke might be on him, said University of Virginia political scientist Larry Sabato.

“When you ask to be ridiculed, it usually happens. And it will happen here, nationally,” he said. “This is classical art, for goodness’ sake.”

Of course, Cuccinelli isn’t the first government official to do something like this. Back in 2002, U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft had a drape placed in front of a semi-nude statue of Justice, probably so he could avoid pictures like this:

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Ashcroft was deservedly mocked for spending $ 8,000 on draperies to cover up a Classical Greek statue/

Cuccinelli deserves to have his stupid prudishness ridiculed as well.

2 Responses to “Ken Cuccinelli Gets Ridiculous, Covers Up Woman’s Breast On Virginia State Seal”

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  2. Jim Gildea says:

    Did he spend his personal funds on the revision or did he charge the Commonwealth?

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