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20 January 2010

I see the State of Massachusetts has elected a new Senator, know as a supporter of naked capitalism, naked racism and… well… being naked.

Meanwhile, in Bolivia, showing a little more class (and a bit less skin), comes the next Governor of Beni, Miss Bolivia 2006*, Jessica Jordan Burton.

Mr. Naked Senator says:

…In dealing with terrorists, our tax dollars should pay for weapons to stop them, not lawyers to defend them. Raising taxes, taking over our health care, and giving new rights to terrorists is the wrong agenda for our country.

The best I can figure, voters in Massachusetts had a choice between a dumb, pretty guy and a dumb, not-so-pretty woman.  And went for pretty.

Ms. Not-Naked Gobernadora-to-be says:

Beni no longer wants to have bosses, Beni is now ready for the struggle. We are going to struggle with faith and hope for the women and children, for dignity, for the elderly, for the indigenous, for the campesino, for all, because it is the hour of struggle for truth and justice.

Running on the MAS ticket — which holds over 60 percent of the Bolivian Senate (sort of like the not-so-pretty Massachusetts candidate’s party did until now) and is the party of President Evo Morales, recently re-elected with over 60 percent of the vote — it’s not certain Ms. Jordan Burton is a complete shoe-in for the job.

Brown, like prospective opponents to Ms. Jordan Burton, will be backed by the same rightist elements found both in Massachusetts and Beni.   The problem for the Bolivian “tea-baggers”, or as they are called in Spanish, fascistas, is two-fold.  First, they’re going to have difficulty finding a competing pretty … ah, er, ummm… face.  And secondly, Jessican Jordan Burton has a brain.

I guess this is what is meant by full disclosure.

* As in the “real” Miss Bolivia, from the “Miss Universe” circuit, as opposed to the “Promociones Gloria” contests, that granted the Mr. Bolivia title to the son of fugitive slave holder Ronald Larsen, and the “Reina Hispanamerica” crown to gun-runner and gangster moll, Laura Zúñiga Huizar<>p>

2 Comments leave one →
  1. 20 January 2010 8:25 am

    The Party of family values strikes again. Keepin’ it classy in the commonwealth.

  2. 20 January 2010 8:56 am

    Groan.

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