Working on a Tea Party story but in the meantime wanted to share a photo that has been spreading across the internets lately. Here it is:
What the hell is this, you ask, and why is it on the Pulp? Well, it came from Radar Online and could play an under-the-belt role in the next election of the U.S. senator in Florida.
The woman being licked in that photograph is none other U.S. Rep. Mary Bono Mack, a Republican from California who became famous after marrying celebrity Sonny Bono, who died in a skiing accident in 1998. She's now betrothed to Fort Myers Congressman Connie Mack IV, whom you might remember used to be a state rep in Fort Lauderdale.
It was recently reported that Mack, also a Republican, is considering a run for the U.S. Senate seat now held by Bill Nelson. And that, folks, would likely be a no-holds-barred rumble in which everything would be on the table, including that photo.
Radar Online broke the story, which it headlined "Sonny Bono's widow -- Rep. Mary Bono -- in lurid photo scandal with woman investigated by the FBI."
Here's the story behind it:
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The woman apparently licking Bono's breast is Edra Blixseth, a disgraced former billionaire who is at the center of a criminal investigation probing whether she made fraudulent representations about her financial worth to a number of banks.
In a scandal set to rock Capitol Hill, RadarOnline.com has learned the image was taken at an out-of-control event four-years-ago, at Blixseth's $75 million Porcupine Creek estate in Rancho Mirage, California.
A source was quoted as saying that Bono was trashed at the time the photograph was taken, and Bono was described as a "strenuous partier" whose behavior at times has been an embarrassment to the California Assembly.
Not exactly the kind of family-values image that a conservative Republican like Mack -- the great grandson of the famous baseball team manager and son of the former U.S. senator bearing the same name -- is going to want to project if he makes his run against Nelson.
All I have to say is... Connie, for the love of Pete, get in the race. This blog needs you.