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You Shoulda Seen The Original Gene Locke "Ladies" Ad

The Houston Chronicle reports that some political groups and observers in town, all lacking male genitalia, are upset over a flyer for the Gene Locke mayoral campaign.

Political vet Nancy Sims wrote in her blog that "the silhouettes of these women are just downright offensive. Wearing scarves and beads as shirts?"

Here's the flyer that they're complaining about:

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A bit Smoove B for our tastes, to be sure. But the critics should have seen the original item:



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