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This article was published 22/9/2008 (3141 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
For those of you who are counting, we have our fourth and fifth naked candidates running around buck naked on the front lawn.Chris Reid,
an openly gay engineer, was supposed to challenge Liberal MP Bob Rae
in Toronto Centre. Then a Liberal-minded blogger revealed some of Reid's more inflammatory posts from his own blog. These comments
translated into some hard questions from the Tory war room, and resulted in Reid deciding to withdraw from the race.It's not clear why the Tory Death Star was concerned about Reid's posts. Was it because he was gay, because he advocated that women and gays carry concealed handguns for safety, because he accused community leaders from Toronto's Gay Ghetto (which is in in his riding) of tolerating promiscuity and prostitution, or because he ranted and raved about the failure of passengers to stop the Tim McLean
beheading on a Greyhound bus?Either way, he was naked, on the front lawn and performing his rendition of River Dance.Reid was not the only political naturist to get exposed on the weekend. It was reported that NDP candidate Julian West
(Saanich-Gulf Islands), who went skinny dipping in front of a bunch of teeanagers more than a decade ago. West apologized for the incident but so far, the NDP hasn't asked for, nor has he offered, a resignation.West's naked on the front lawn and apparently doesn't care who sees him. How refreshing.-30-