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...

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    Callow=Silly, 22 Apr 2009 @ 4:58pm

    Youthful Indescretions

    The candidate is only 22 and did not know any better, but should have.

    It would not make a difference to many voters, but the NDP are a strange, flaky, lefty, politically correct bunch and even though the woman in the picture seemed a willing participant the NDP do not wish to alienate the core "anything with a penis is evil" membership. If he were gay and the picture was of him kissing a man the NDP would have fought to the death for candidate Ray Lam.

    Everything you do on the Internet is for all to see. If it would get you arrested, upset your mother now, upset you in twenty years, or get you to drop out of an election - don't do it.

    As a final note: Ray, gettin' some fine trim player!

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