Arlington, Oregon (The Weekly Vice) - The sleepy- small town of Arlington Oregon has a 5 alarm fire blazing. It isn't a house or business that's on fire, but rather the Mayor's office. To be more accurate, it's the mayor herself.
Arlington, a town with a population that barely caps 500 residents gained national attention when racy photos of the town's mayor, Carmen Kontur-Gronquist, were found on her MySpace personal page.
The images included a picture of Mayor Kontur-Gronquist pictured in nothing more than a black bra and panties in front of a town firetruck. They were found on her MySpace page and captured by the local press (KATU - Portland) who aired the story.
While Mayor Kontur-Gronquist's MySpace page has since been set to 'private', the Mayor refuses to apologize for the images and insists she did nothing wrong. It's been established that the photos were taken and posted before Mayor Kontor-Gronquist was elected to her position.
"That's my personal life," she said. "It has nothing to do with my mayor's position. I'm not going to change who I am," she added. "There's a lot of officials that have a personal life, and you have people in this community who have nothing better to do than scrape up stuff like this."
The town's people are more concerned with the town's image than they are the policy issues behind the pose. Mayor Kontur-Gronquist doubles as the fire department's executive secretary, which provided her access to obtain the photos.
Town Councilman Jeff Bufton said he's heard a lot of negative comments about the pictures but declined to say whether the council plans to address the topic.
Some of the town's residence are speaking out to local media expressing their disapproval with the Mayor's choice to post the photos.
The Weekly Vice Reaction:
If it were Hillary Clinton in a bra and panties, we'd be outraged. But she certainly does nothing but benefit the town's image. After all, who would have thought a rusty old one buggy town like Arlington could have residents with abs like that? Take your pick...When you think of Arlington, would you rather think of farmer jack or Mayor Carmen? Case closed.
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