Monday, October 22, 2012

Washington State Candidate Revealed as Former Playgirl

A conservative blogger in revealed that Amy (Jugs) Biviano, a candidate for the Washington State Legislature, posed for Playboy magazine in 1995, in one of their famous (or perhaps infamous) college features, "Women of the IVY League" (NSFW link):
The dictionary definition of hypocritical is the “pretense of having virtues, beliefs, principles, etc.” Many politicians are well described by this adjective; but in 2012, none deserves it more than Amy Biviano.

Biviano has worked hard to transform her image from a Yale educated anthropologist and self-avowed feminist into a suburban mom with an adoring husband.

This is how she describes herself on her own website:
“I am a long-time Spokane Valley resident, a mother, and small business owner… I grew up in a small, close-knit town in Oklahoma, the daughter of a farmer and a public school teacher. I met my husband Andrew in 1993, on our first day of freshman year at Yale University, and we married two months after graduation. We moved to Andrew’s hometown of Spokane Valley in 2001, deciding that it is the ideal place to raise our family. We have now been married almost 15 years and have two incredible sons: Alex, age 13, and Aidan, age 11…I am an active member of Bethany Presbyterian Church, where I teach Sunday school and serve on the finance committee.”
What she doesn’t share in her bio is her work as a model for Playboy. She appeared in the October 1995 issue of the Men’s soft porno magazine as part of a special spread on “The Women of the Ivy League.”
Her opponent, of whom she has demanded the release of personal information, including his divorce:
Ironically, a central theme of her campaign has been repeated demands that Representative Shea tell all about his past. She is referring to Shea’s divorce from first wife Lisa. This is well-trod turf with Democrats and the local liberal media bringing up his divorce in every one of his earlier campaigns. They claim that the breakdown of his first marriage is fair game because Representative Shea is the Legislature’s biggest opponent of gay marriage.
has disavowed any role in the release, and expressed his sympathy for Jugs:
I am saddened by the release by a national media outlet of my opponent’s involvement in pornography. I strongly condemn the release of this information. Our campaign was aware of this information several months ago, and made a very determined decision to not use or disperse this information in any way, shape, or form. I specifically instructed the few members of my campaign team who knew of this situation to not disseminate this information, engage in negative, personal attack campaigning, even though my opponent had already done so. This type of negative campaigning is exactly what is wrong with politics today. While these revelations are indeed alarming, my heart goes out to Amy and her family. My wife Viktoriya and I will continue to pray for her.
I don't necessarily find someone who posed in Payboy Playboy magazine in 1995 hypocritical for trying to live by "family values" in 2012. In fact; I would not have an issue if she had posed in Women of Summer, 2012.  However, given the nature of the world, you have to expect such facts about your past to come out when you run for office in 2012.  We know the democrats would never pass up a Republican's apparent "hypocrisy" on such an issue regardless of how many years had intervened.

Wombat-Socho has his Sunday Rule 5 extravaganza with "Half Your Age", in some cases, one third of mine. Also linked at the Classical Liberal "Rule 5 Bad Reputation", with Joan Jett and the Foo Fighters.

1 comment:

  1. Hypocrisy? Where? She posed 17 years ago. Her past was brought up and she owned it. In no way is her shoot pornographic. The pictures are tasteful and tactful. A pair of breasts under a sweater pornographic? Hardly. More power to her for having the belief and faith in herself to pose then and own it now and not make excuses.