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Thu., May 6, 2010, 10:08 a.m.

Virginia Doesn’t Fall For Coverup

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Last week, the Virginia attorney general created a controversy by stating that it's time that the female featured on his commonwealth's state seal cover up. According to National Public Radio, he gave "his staff a version in which she donned a more modest armored breastplate, which he prefers you call a naughty-womanpart-plate." The AG backed off after quite a media fuss. You can read more about it here. (H/T: Sam)

Question: Tongue firmly cheeked, NPR offers other examples of "dirty, filthy state seals," including Idaho's, which provides "an excellent example of tasteful censorship." Without looking, can you tell what's on the Idaho state seal? Also, can you guess why NPR claims that the seal represents "tasteful censorship"?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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