Saturday, May 1, 2010

Wardrobe Malfunction On Virginia's State Seal.

The Great Seal of Virginia is defined by Roman mythology. The seal features the Roman goddess, Virtus, or Virtue, standing over a defeated opponent. Virtus is wearing Amazonian garb, holds a spear, and a sheathed sword. She wears a blue tunic draped over one shoulder, with her left breast exposed. Virtus represents the virtues of heroism, righteousness, freedom, and valor. She stands in a classical victor's pose over a fallen tyrannical foe, whose crown lies on the ground. "Sic Semper Tyrannis," the state's motto, (Thus always to tyrants) appears at the bottom of the seal. This seal was approved at Virginia's Constitutional Convention in 1776. George Wythe is said to have been the principal designer although a committee composed of Wythe, Richard Henry Lee, Robert Carter Nicholas, and George Mason collaborated on the design. Now, after 234 years, Virginia has a new, more modest seal featured on lapel pins. Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, hereafter referred to as "The Cooch," was offended by Virtus' wardrobe malfunction, and has altered lapel pins to cover up the exposed breast. Dare I say, The Cooch nipped this in the bud? The new design on lapel pins The Cooch recently handed out to his staff has Virtus' exposed nip covered by an armored breastplate. My God, one would need a magnifying glass or possibly a microscope to see the offending nipple. And I don't really think Virtus was concerned about a dress code while she was out slaying tyrants. Here's the new, modest version. Well, I don't know about you, but color me relieved. If this is political correctness, then I prefer to be incorrect, thank you very much. And please, keep The Cooch away from art museums. If you ask me, there's more than one exposed boob in the State Capital.

1 comment:

Kathy said...

There is visible nipplage in federal buildings in DC. Those founding fathers were a randy bunch.