Political Candidate Drops Out Of Race Due To Racy Facebook Photos

from the that-was-quick dept

It really was just three years ago when we were saying we couldn't wait for the MySpace generation to run for office, knowing that the skeletons in their closets wouldn't actually be in their closets at all, but would have been posted online for all to see. While we actually expected that it would lead to a point where people pretty much brushed off and ignored such "youthful indiscretions," we certainly have't reached that point yet. A guy running for office in British Columbia, Canada, has dropped out of the election after images of him groping a woman's breast (that first appeared on his Facebook page) came to light. It's not clear when the photos in question were taken, but expect to see political candidates and their online presence scrutinized in more and more detail in future elections...

Filed Under: campaigns, canada, politics, social networks
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  1. identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 22 Apr 2009 @ 4:53pm

    Nothing new, just evolved for the digital age

    Bill Clinton: I didn't inhale.
    Press: (giggle)OK.
    Bill Clinton if he was of the Internet Generation: I didn't inhale.
    Press (or maybe just Fox News and some bloggers): But, Mr. Clinton, you posted photos of yourself at a party with what looks like you breathing in air from an apparatus that contains water and a gree substance that is alleged to be marijuana.
    Bill Clinton: Check out my saxophone playing ... (sidles off).

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