What is it about these self-righteous Christian conservatives and their terror of women's breasts?
The hyper-Christian Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has decided that the Virginia state seal, in use since Thomas Jefferson's day, is just too x-rated for his sanctified tastes. The original seal (on the left) depicts "Virtue" with a bared left breast. Attorney General Cuccinelli, who perhaps knows as much about the law as he does about classical art, has issued a new version (on the right), with that offending breast now covered up, in fact, iron-plated.
It took all of a nano-second for a reporter to remember that in 2002 then U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft, another notorious saint, spent $8,000 on some blue drapes installed to cover partially nude statues at the Justice Department.
What was it Jesus said one of the times he was cussing out the Pharisees? Try Matthew 23:27: "Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness."
We know at least some of the nastiness now that was hiding in Ashcroft's "whited sepulchre." His Justice Department was presiding over a virtual criminal conspiracy to enable a "unified executive" to do exactly as he pleased. In Cuccinelli's case, we just have to wait to see what interior rottenness his exterior holiness is screening from view. He's also the guy, please recall, who ordered Virginia's colleges to stop protecting gay employees from discrimination.