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(Democratic) Candidate Caught Stripping For Playboy
Western Center for Journalism ^ | 10/21/12

Posted on 10/21/2012 3:33:21 PM PDT by markomalley

Amy Nabors at Yale 300x167 Candidate Caught Stripping for Playboy
Running for office as a devoted wife and mother of two sons besides Sunday school teacher, Amy Biviano’s campaign has been rocked by the revelation of her appearance in Playboy.

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.”

120410 Amy Biviano321 199x300 Candidate Caught Stripping for Playboy

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.”

Amy Biviano until now has been a darling of the Democratic Party in Washington State. After serving as the Chairman of the Democrats in Spokane County, she is now locked in a race to unseat conservative favorite Representative Matt Shea in the 4th Legislative District which stretches across the Spokane Valley.

Usually a conservative stronghold, this year, liberals on the state redistricting committee have redrawn the 4th district lines to make it competitive for Amy Biviano.

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.

It is appropriate since she is demanding answers from Shea’s past that she fully disclose her own. She tells Playboy in the interview that accompanies the photo spread that she is a feminist, saying, “I wanted to pose for Playboy to show that we’re not asexual man-haters.” She also told Playboy that her future plans as an Anthropologist included a desire to study sex in other cultures around the globe.

None of her high profile work as a Playboy model is in her currently-posted biography. Her attempts to hide this episode in her life from voters’ view until now have come to an end


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: playboy
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1 posted on 10/21/2012 3:33:24 PM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Typical commie lib. She has trouble keeping her clothes on.


2 posted on 10/21/2012 3:35:40 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Get the transcript Candy! - Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: markomalley

I would vote for her to be on ........(fill in the blank)


3 posted on 10/21/2012 3:36:04 PM PDT by bmwcyle
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To: markomalley

A gals got to do what a gals got to do, if deomcRat.


4 posted on 10/21/2012 3:36:37 PM PDT by boomop1 (term limits will only save this country.)
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To: markomalley

I’m guessing this one is off the table after Scott Brown.


5 posted on 10/21/2012 3:37:12 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: boomop1

LOL democRAT.


6 posted on 10/21/2012 3:37:44 PM PDT by boomop1 (term limits will only save this country.)
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To: markomalley
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.

You lie down with the dogs, you get fleas.
7 posted on 10/21/2012 3:39:57 PM PDT by microgood
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To: markomalley

If she said that appearing nude in a widely read magazine was something she now regrets that would be one thing, but as with many Dems (and a few Republicans to be fair), standards of personal conduct are plastic and malleable, as often is the truth as well.

As such we can count on her continuing to be an enemy of the unvarnished and unchanging truth while in office. Vote accordingly.


8 posted on 10/21/2012 3:40:20 PM PDT by theBuckwheat
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To: cripplecreek

especially since this one is so much nicer to look at in the buff...


9 posted on 10/21/2012 3:41:36 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: markomalley

Bush’s fault.


10 posted on 10/21/2012 3:44:41 PM PDT by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: markomalley

Not guilty!


11 posted on 10/21/2012 3:45:59 PM PDT by The people have spoken
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To: markomalley
IBTZ:


12 posted on 10/21/2012 3:52:03 PM PDT by Brandonmark (2012: Our Hope IS Change!)
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To: markomalley

just to be fair, prior to making any final decision re this, I need more evidence. Any more pics?


13 posted on 10/21/2012 3:52:10 PM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: markomalley

Quasirectangular Areolar Melanoma. Very rare. I pray this poor woman will survive.


14 posted on 10/21/2012 3:53:29 PM PDT by FredZarguna (A bump in the road. Not optimal.)
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To: markomalley

What’s her position on private drilling?


15 posted on 10/21/2012 3:54:26 PM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: markomalley

Looks like her campaign just went t!ts up.


16 posted on 10/21/2012 3:56:58 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: JohnBrowdie
What’s her position on private drilling?

So many responses to this set-up, so little time!

17 posted on 10/21/2012 3:57:57 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: FredZarguna

Haven’t you seen teleprompter pasties before?


18 posted on 10/21/2012 3:59:33 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: markomalley

Isn’t Spokane the conservative end of Washington state? Shouldn’t she be running in Seattle?


19 posted on 10/21/2012 4:01:11 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm not voting for Obama, so therefore I must be helping Romney!)
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To: markomalley

Crap! You mean actions really do have consequences!?


20 posted on 10/21/2012 4:01:27 PM PDT by cpa4you (CPA4YOU)
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To: markomalley

Not guilty.

But I still wouldn’t vote for her.


21 posted on 10/21/2012 4:07:07 PM PDT by Nachum (The List was hacked- www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

No, but I’m sure Mooch has worn them on two occasions so Zero would know what to do.


22 posted on 10/21/2012 4:07:22 PM PDT by FredZarguna (A bump in the road. Not optimal.)
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To: markomalley

Hey, she probably does think she is being a good role model, libs have no family values unless its incest or pedo.


23 posted on 10/21/2012 4:08:39 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: cripplecreek

Why would be off the table??

Scott Brown is a sick freak RINO too


25 posted on 10/21/2012 4:09:27 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: SeaDragon

Wow, Spokane Valley. Who would have ever thunkit?


26 posted on 10/21/2012 4:09:56 PM PDT by RikaStrom ("To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize." ~Voltaire)
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To: FredZarguna
Quasirectangular Areolar Melanoma.

If only she had gone to Planned Parenthood.

27 posted on 10/21/2012 4:11:43 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: markomalley
Don't worry darlin, I respect you for your mind and not your physical attributes.

Some other "lies" if told in a respectable family forum would get me banned.

28 posted on 10/21/2012 4:14:53 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (Why do cops have more lenient ROEs when facing us than troops in combat facing suicidal islamists?)
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To: markomalley

Healthy and clean as Joe would say. But the democrat thing is a wilter. Really, I don’t think this is a big deal but since she has made an issue of her opponents divorce the gloves and bras are off!


29 posted on 10/21/2012 4:15:20 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: markomalley

Stupid hypocrite.


30 posted on 10/21/2012 4:24:07 PM PDT by free-n-TX
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To: markomalley

I’d pull the lever for her.


31 posted on 10/21/2012 4:24:27 PM PDT by Senator Goldwater
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To: markomalley; Lazamataz

For heavens sake, give the young lady a break, everyone would take their clothes off for a really good cause.. NOT GUILTY! :)


32 posted on 10/21/2012 4:25:08 PM PDT by carlo3b (Less Government, more Fiber..)
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To: markomalley

I’m disappointed I haven’t been able to find the uncensored version of the pic.


33 posted on 10/21/2012 4:25:18 PM PDT by goodolemr
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To: FredZarguna

No, those are square nipples. My mom had them too. That’s why I’m so screwed up. :)


34 posted on 10/21/2012 4:31:44 PM PDT by Lazamataz (The Pravda Press has gone from 'biased' straight on through to 'utterly bizarre'.)
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To: markomalley

Sorry, I have no problem with this. Beautiful and intelligent. Doesn’t mean I’d vote for her, but that’s another issue.


35 posted on 10/21/2012 4:34:23 PM PDT by Smedley (It's a sad day for American capitalism when a man can't fly a midget on a kite over Central Park)
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To: markomalley

Here’s a link top her church:

http://www.bethanyspokane.org/


36 posted on 10/21/2012 4:38:50 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: markomalley

Hmmmmmm.....a feminist.....getting paid to take her clothes off.....there’s a new definition.


37 posted on 10/21/2012 4:40:24 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: markomalley

She’s the first good looking ‘Rat politics/pundits woman to come along in quite a while, could she be a stealth conservative? I thought we had the monopoly on the hot ladies... ;-)


38 posted on 10/21/2012 4:55:52 PM PDT by Axenolith (Government blows, and that which governs least, blows least...)
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To: markomalley

A Playboy gal can’t be virtuous? Bullshit. Leave her alone, none of your business, irrelevant to politics.


39 posted on 10/21/2012 5:02:44 PM PDT by gotribe (He's a mack-daddy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AV415yit7Zg)
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To: markomalley

Playboy is more than a dead end job
By Amy Nabors

Picture this...you are applying for a job for which you know that you’re perfect. It is unthinkable that your experience, your high grades, and your real interest in the company could be disregarded. Yet, as the decision is made, somehow, you are looked over. Why? The answer has nothing to do with your college education and everything to do with your college behavior - you posed for Playboy, and now your job market will be forever limited.

The above scenario is every Yalie’s worst nightmare - being rejected just because of one stupid, rash college prank. You know that you would never make the same mistake twice if you had the chance. Alright, so I did pose for Playboy. Do I feel that one day the above scenario will apply to me? No. You might ask, “Why not?” Do I have career plans that allow for borderline behavior and overlook my indiscretions? Well, originally I did. I had planned to spend my life doing anthropological research on sex; thus, Playboy may have even enhanced my career. But now? Now, among other options, I am considering law, obviously a less-forgiving field.

So why do I still consider posing for Playboy to have been the right move for me? What I have learned this summer in the face of this scandal has taught me more about myself and the others around me than I could ever have learned by sticking to my role as the sweet little girl next door. I spent my summer in the heart of the Bible Belt - southern Oklahoma. Of course every one with whom I worked had either seen the Glamour article (concerning my decision to pose despite the protests at Yale) or knew someone who had. The news was out that the nice girl who went all the way up North, all the way to Yale, had become uninhibited enough to pose in Playboy.

And trust me, every one had an opinion. Of course, the popular responses fell along expected lines. I was reminded of people’s disapproval by the averted looks as I stood in line at the grocery store, by the whispers of the young boys who played with my little brother, by my coworkers who avoided talking with me.

However, in addition to the expected criticism, I also received surprisingly widespread support. I was amazed by how many women in my community admired my courage to defy the norm in such a repressive environment. They took me aside to whisper words of encouragement, wishing to also to challenge the establishment and win. I had friends who completely disregarded their own conservative convictions as they recognized how determined I was and chose to support a cause in which I so strongly believed. I saw the stunned approval of the teenage boys who were immediately intimidated by, yet impressed with, a strong Southern woman. I was impressed with the number of students here at Yale who personally supported my courage in pursuing my aspirations, even though they also were leading protest movements against Playboy and pornography in general.

But I have also encountered negatives for which I was unprepared. I never imagined that I would have strange men calling me at all times of the night to tell me that I have nice breasts, or that my friends who live in my old room would receive calls from guys asking for my number. I didn’t expect to have Yale alumni members calling to ask me about my reasons for posing. I didn’t realize that even though I posed for myself, many other people think that I posed for them and don’t seem to mind exerting their rights by calling me for comments or questions.

In this often hostile environment, I was forced to develop a very firm grasp on my emotions and the purpose for my actions. I now believe that the feminist sentiment “my body, my choice” should apply to all women at all times, and not just when there is a movement to support it. I would never exchange the many awkward situations that I experienced because of Playboy for the insight I gained. Through these situations, I have learned so much about the Oklahoma culture in which I spent my early years.

So do I believe that my future might be affected by posing for Playboy? Yes, I believe that it will. But, it has made a positive contribution to my life - I gained a sense of self-reliance which I lacked before the posing scandal. Yes, it was fun to have my five minutes of fame both on the Yale campus and on the national scene. It is a nice little boost to the ego to know that some people consider me to be attractive enough to be in Playboy. But of course I know now, and I knew when I first chose to pose, that these benefits will fade, and they will only be remembered by a few people searching through dusty archives. However, posing for Playboy has permanently changed me by making me think a little bit differently about myself - I’m now more of a risk-taker, fear social approval less, and know a bit more about what I’m capable of. I may never do something this controversial again, but it’s nice to know that I could and did.

Amy Nabors, SM ‘97, is an anthropology major.

Copyright 1995, The Yale Herald, Inc. All rights reserved.

This article may be freely distributed electronically, provided it is distributed in its entirety and includes this notice, but may not be reprinted without the express written permission of The Yale Herald, Inc. Write to herald@yale.edu for additional details.

http://www.yaleherald.com/archive/xx/9.8.95/opinion/playboy.html


40 posted on 10/21/2012 5:15:40 PM PDT by tarawa
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To: markomalley
gotta say, she ain't all that...
41 posted on 10/21/2012 5:27:37 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: gotribe
Leave her alone, none of your business, irrelevant to politics.

When she starts dredging Matt Shea's past, her past becomes fair game.

I assume you read her talk about his divorce in the article. There's also this:

From the Spokesman Review

Democrat Amy Biviano’s campaign for state representative in Spokane Valley mailed this flier this week. It features a road rage incident involving her opponent, Republican state Rep. Matt Shea. Police reports indicate that although Shea pulled a gun from his glove compartment during the dispute, he did not point the gun at the other motorist, as Biviano strongly suggests in her mailer.

Read about it here

42 posted on 10/21/2012 5:32:02 PM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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To: markomalley

Fake boobs..gawd!


43 posted on 10/21/2012 5:35:59 PM PDT by crz
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To: Chode

One of the few good lookin’ libs I’ve seen. Not guilty.


44 posted on 10/21/2012 5:36:11 PM PDT by Dartman
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To: Axenolith

“.....could she be a stealth conservative?”

I bet she is.....and being naked is actually her “cover”. Snicker-snort!


45 posted on 10/21/2012 5:41:07 PM PDT by Tucker39
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To: markomalley
We have now been married almost 15 years and have two incredible _ _ _ s.

She said "sons." I know what you were thinking.

46 posted on 10/21/2012 5:42:07 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: bmwcyle

top?


47 posted on 10/21/2012 5:42:19 PM PDT by BipolarBob (G Orwell was an optimist it seems.)
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To: BipolarBob

OK we have your thoughts, any others?


48 posted on 10/21/2012 5:47:35 PM PDT by bmwcyle
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To: Brandonmark; Lazamataz

Laz?


49 posted on 10/21/2012 5:51:43 PM PDT by WomBom ("I read Free Republic for the pictures")
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To: markomalley

She didn’t grow those, some plastic surgeon inserted them.


50 posted on 10/21/2012 5:54:42 PM PDT by kcvl
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