In the wake of a tawdry sex scandal involving an alleged gay male prostitute, the state House of Representatives didn’t waste any time purging Rep. Richard Curtis, R-La Center, from its ranks.
News of Curtis’ resignation came over the AP wire at 1:52 p.m. Within an hour, his bio was already off the House’s online roster. A note on the site read: “This Representative’s page is no longer available. The Representative you are looking for is no longer a member of the Legislature and the page has been removed accordingly.”
However, whoever was responsible for the purge forgot about the Web site’s photo page. Curtis’ head shot was still there the last time I checked.
UPDATE: The photo’s still on the site as of 11:35 a.m. Thursday. And I’ve learned a new term, thanks to a blogger on a Spokesman Review site: “prostidude.”