Tuesday, February 26, 2008

MySpace Mayor: Loses Job After Losing All But her Underwear in Now-Famous Pix

Carmen Kontur-Gronquist is Now Looking for Work

First, she stripped down to her bra and panties for pictures on the town's firetruck for her MySpace page.

Then, the town of Arlington, OR stripped Carmen Kontur-Gronquist of her job as mayor.

Voters in Arlington, population about 500, voted narrowly on Monday night to recall Carmen Kontur-Gronquist.

The tally was reportedly 142-139. City officials said the recall is effective Tuesday and at that time, the mayor will be looking for work.

Kontur-Gronquist said the pictures of her in black bra and panties were taken for use in a contest about fitness, but a relative posted them on MySpace in hopes it would improve the social life of the single mother.

The mayor was the center of a controversy when the pictures were circulated throughout the town.

Some of the citizens had a 'live and let live' attitude, saying that it was her private life and no business of anyone else.

Others replied that Kontur-Gronquist did her provocative photography on the town's property--the firetruck--and that wasn't exactly the image the small Oregon town was trying to project to the rest of the world.

Other MySpace Mayor stories at DBKP:

* MySpace Mayor Poses in Underwear on Town's Firetruck

* My Space Mayor Quiet As Others Ride to Her Rescue

The pictures predated her election, but she said she saw no reason to take them off the popular Web site, MySpace, once elected three years ago. Later, she closed access to them.

If one signed onto her MySpace page, the mayor indicated that her mood was "silly".
Opponents said it wasn't fitting for the mayor to be so depicted. They said they also disagreed with her on issues about water and the local golf course
And now, the MySpace Mayor will ride off into the sunset of media awareness.

Unless of course, the mayor gets a photo spread in Hustler or perhaps even Playboy, if she gets hard-up for cash, and re-enters the public consciousness.

She can take solace in one important point in her political favor.

At least her opponents can't say she had anything to hide.

by Mondoreb
image: file; FOX
Source: Oregon Residents recall Mayor who posed in underwear on firetruck


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