Oregon mayor vows to stand fast despi...

Oregon mayor vows to stand fast despite photos of her in black ...

There are 42 comments on the WZZM Grand Rapids story from Jan 19, 2008, titled Oregon mayor vows to stand fast despite photos of her in black .... In it, WZZM Grand Rapids reports that:

These days, not every citizen of Arlington, Ore., has kind words for Carmen Kontur-Gronquist, the town's first female mayor.

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#1 Jan 19, 2008
I am a bit confused. Do I live in Oregon? Do I care who is the mayor? Do we not have one shred of news locally? Why are you showing an underwear clad woman on the top of your website? I think someone needs to be fired and it is not this mayor. I think I will delete you and not watch you on TV

United States

#2 Jan 19, 2008
sorry it posted twice for some reason


#3 Jan 19, 2008
What difference does it make? I didn't see the photos as being sexual, just her showing her abs. If she were a man doing the same thing, there wouldn't be anything being said about it. It just shows how people can be so dumb in what they react to. It just shows a sexist community they have.

Plainwell, MI

#4 Jan 19, 2008
lighten up people and live
Richard Johnson

Eugene, OR

#5 Jan 19, 2008
To the people worried about your town being made laughingstock; Its because you're making a big issue of it that we laugh at you. What the mayor did merits a chuckle, the reaction to it rates a full belly laugh.

Holland, MI

#6 Jan 19, 2008
If you got it, flaunt it! It wasn't like they were nude photos, people, so lighten up! I'd rather see pics of a fit person posing than a fat @ss. She should serve as an inspiration to others!

“Taz say Hi”

Since: Jan 08


#7 Jan 19, 2008
Personally, I thought it was quite modest. I've seen much more revealing swimsuits at the beach. I hope she sticks to her guns and finishes out her term, at least. In fact, I hope she runs again and is reelected. This is an unpaid position, folks! Remember, this picture was taken BEFORE she ran for mayor.

United States

#8 Jan 19, 2008
Good grief. The Victoria's Secret's commercials are more risque than that picture. She has a right to be proud of the shape she is in.

Aspen, CO

#9 Jan 19, 2008
She's HOT, you,re not. Envy is a terrrible thing.A persons looks have nothing to do with their ability. Grow up people.

United States

#10 Jan 19, 2008
Beth wrote:
If you got it, flaunt it! It wasn't like they were nude photos, people, so lighten up! I'd rather see pics of a fit person posing than a fat @ss. She should serve as an inspiration to others!

“Taz say Hi”

Since: Jan 08


#11 Jan 19, 2008
I would be proud to have a mayor that looks that good. I would see it as a positive for my town. Might even serve as somewhat of a draw for tourists.
Dr Stanley

Raleigh, NC

#12 Jan 19, 2008
Good show, I hope she not only remains as the Mayor but seeks re-election. How sad for such ignorant and backwards people. Just where do any of them get of running their mouths? The picture is fine, nothing in-appropriate at all. Keep your filthy opinions to your self. How sad of a people such a found in such a cold northern location, such people appear to appear equally cold and distant.


Since: Dec 07

United States

#13 Jan 19, 2008
She was elected to be mayor. Is she doing a good job as mayor ?
Her looks are probably an asset in the political arena.
Hope she serves as long as she wants to.
Louis King Lowell Mi

Granbury, TX

#14 Jan 19, 2008
Seems like if it was before she took the position of Mayor, it should be her private life. If it was done after she accepted the position, that would be different. I see no reason why it should look bad on the people of the city anyway. They had nothing to do with it. I hope she stays, fights for what's right, and wins.
MInd the gap

West Palm Beach, FL

#15 Jan 19, 2008
She should have known this would cause an uproar... it is not about the picture and she can do what she wants. it is about what is proper conduct for the mayor of the city. the most fundamental political person for almost any child to recognize is a mayor... She needs to go. Being dismissive is only making it worse... classic narcissistic personality disorder... that is why she is single in a small town... she is right... everyone else is wrong... hang it lady... get therapy..

San Jose, CA

#16 Jan 19, 2008
small towns=small minds

how many women of this town are in as good as shape as the mayor??

I mean, the mayor is one toned, super good looking gal...

c'mon you fat biddies, get to the gym, do more running of your bodies than running of your mouths.

jack g


you see more skin, sex, drugs, on house, grays anatomy, and desperate housewives

Westhampton Beach, NY

#17 Jan 19, 2008
As a single mom I feel your pain but this goes to show that it is good to think things over before you act. Woman escpecially with children need to stop using their body as a commodity....

United States

#18 Jan 19, 2008
Good looking Mayor, whats the comotion about?
Morals, Ethics.

Now,I could understand the flap if she was the Mayor of GR looking that good and posing with a statue of Jesus.
disenchanted democrat

Holland, MI

#19 Jan 19, 2008
think about this and our Governor when voting for president.
to many females vote for woman just because they are woman and don't base their decisions on abilities and opinions.

East Bernstadt, KY

#20 Jan 19, 2008
I think what she did was great! She seems fit, in shape, and looks wonderful. I think the haters are the fat, out of shape people we wished they could be like he....the ones who are not sure of them selves..

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