Will the MySpace Mayor Ride Quietly into the Sunset?
The most famous underwear in small-town mayoral politics has surfaced–so to speak–again.
This time, it has cost Carmen Kontur-Gronquist her job as Arlington, OR mayor.
DBKP has been reporting on the curveous mayor since her sexy MySpace photos were passed around Arlington and she ran into trouble last month.
More DBKP MySpace Mayor stories:
More on the adventures of the MySpace Mayor, Carmen Kontur-Gronquist and her battle to hang onto her job as the her town battled to hang onto its dignity.
The stories include videos and pictures of Arlington’s racy mayor and her adventures after she used the town’s firetruck for a photo shoot for her MySpace page.
January 13, 2008
As we reported yesterday, Kontur-Gronquist, is now looking for work.
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From yesterday’s story:
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.
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.
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As DBKP regular pat commented, “I would have kept her.”
That thought echoed many that have appeared in the recall of the lusty politician.
Carmen Kontur-Gronquist wasn’t in the public eye–aside from her MySpace exposure, that is–for very long. But she seemed to us like a “fun-loving girl”.
DBKP will try and ascertain what the mayor’s next step will be. We haven’t made contact yet, and our emails go unanswered.
Perhaps the mayor is weighing very important financial offers–like a photo shoot in something a bit more lucrative than MySpace.
Attempts to contact Carmen will continue. People seem to be interested in the plucky–if injudicious–politician. And we don’t feel like we know anything about her, really.
We’d hate to see her just fade away.
Carmen, we hardly knew ye.
image: file; FOX
Source: Oregon Residents recall Mayor who posed in underwear on firetruck
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