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Mrs P writes re the prevailing political mood hereabouts:
All right Elk, you need a game changer. No more crying. No more depression…
What we need is nudity.
Lots of it.
Get out your Evelyn Nesbit file and really get Steve M. to say Whoa Nellie.
We are still working on the public nudity. At Governing Bodies, the Obama forces, echoing national trends, have jumped out to a healthy lead, though outnumbered McCain-Palin body-painters are mounting a spirited resistance.
However, we did locate this picture of Evelyn Nesbit with bear behind.
An unwitting sexual anarchist draped in a crimson silk kimono and laid out seductively on a pure white polar bear rug, she could incite the wrath of reformers and excite the imagination of the public merely by sleeping. Once the "Madison Square Tragedy" tore its way into the headlines, the "little butterfly" generated more newspaper sales and publicity than Hearst himself could ever have manufactured. Through two trials riddled with theatrical tribulation and shocking revelations, she was the "pale flower" whose petals took on a "bruised pallor," with sympathetic observers wishing she had "grown wholesomely in a wholesome garden." Others, like the sculptor Saint-Gaudens, were less charitable, commenting just before he died, in 1907, that "she had the face of an angel and the heart of a snake."