Skip to comments.(Democratic) Candidate Caught Stripping For Playboy
Posted on 10/21/2012 3:33:21 PM PDT by markomalley
Running for office as a devoted wife and mother of two sons besides Sunday school teacher, Amy Bivianos 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 Andrews 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 doesnt share in her bio is her work as a model for Playboy. She appeared in the October 1995 issue of the Mens 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 Sheas 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 Legislatures biggest opponent of gay marriage.
It is appropriate since she is demanding answers from Sheas 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 were 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
Typical commie lib. She has trouble keeping her clothes on.
I would vote for her to be on ........(fill in the blank)
A gals got to do what a gals got to do, if deomcRat.
I’m guessing this one is off the table after Scott Brown.
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.
especially since this one is so much nicer to look at in the buff...
just to be fair, prior to making any final decision re this, I need more evidence. Any more pics?
Quasirectangular Areolar Melanoma. Very rare. I pray this poor woman will survive.
What’s her position on private drilling?
Looks like her campaign just went t!ts up.
So many responses to this set-up, so little time!
Haven’t you seen teleprompter pasties before?
Isn’t Spokane the conservative end of Washington state? Shouldn’t she be running in Seattle?
Crap! You mean actions really do have consequences!?
But I still wouldn’t vote for her.
No, but I’m sure Mooch has worn them on two occasions so Zero would know what to do.
Hey, she probably does think she is being a good role model, libs have no family values unless its incest or pedo.
Why would be off the table??
Scott Brown is a sick freak RINO too
Wow, Spokane Valley. Who would have ever thunkit?
If only she had gone to Planned Parenthood.
Some other "lies" if told in a respectable family forum would get me banned.
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!
I’d pull the lever for her.
For heavens sake, give the young lady a break, everyone would take their clothes off for a really good cause.. NOT GUILTY! :)
I’m disappointed I haven’t been able to find the uncensored version of the pic.
No, those are square nipples. My mom had them too. That’s why I’m so screwed up. :)
Sorry, I have no problem with this. Beautiful and intelligent. Doesn’t mean I’d vote for her, but that’s another issue.
Here’s a link top her church:
Hmmmmmm.....a feminist.....getting paid to take her clothes off.....there’s a new definition.
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... ;-)
A Playboy gal can’t be virtuous? Bullshit. Leave her alone, none of your business, irrelevant to politics.
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.
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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 Bivianos 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.
One of the few good lookin’ libs I’ve seen. Not guilty.
“.....could she be a stealth conservative?”
I bet she is.....and being naked is actually her “cover”. Snicker-snort!
She said "sons." I know what you were thinking.
OK we have your thoughts, any others?
She didn’t grow those, some plastic surgeon inserted them.