If you live in Missouri’s 6th Congressional District. you've probably seen the ad by GOP Rep. Sam Graves that slam Democrat Sara Jo Shettles for an ad sales job she once held for a science magazine that had corporate ties to Penthouse. The ad shows an image of Shettles with a XXX beside it.
At a League of Women Voters candidate forum at Park University on Tuesday, Shettles fired back with sarcasm.
“I’ve never been a nude centerfold,” she told the audience. “But I’m 63 years old and I think my husband likes the idea.”
That remark drew laughs from the audience.
Shettles says she sold ads for Omni magazine more than a decade ago. At the time, that magazine was owned by General Media Inc., which owned several other publications including Penthouse. She has contended that the Graves ad is misleading and aimed at distracting voters from looking closely at his conservative voting record and support for the Bush administration.
Shettles appeared at the forum with two other candidates for the 6th District seat, Libertarian Erik Buck and Shirley Yurkonis of the Progressive Party. Graves, however, did not attend.
Posted by Mike Rice