Friday, January 12, 2007

"Sgt. Relieved Of Duties After Posing Nude For Playboy"

I know this has already been all over the place today, but I thought I would point it out since the woman is stationed at Lackland Air Force Base here in San Antonio.


SAN ANTONIO -- An Air Force staff sergeant who posed nude for Playboy magazine has been relieved of her duties while the military investigates, officials said Thursday.

In February's issue, hitting newsstands this week, Michelle Manhart is photographed in uniform yelling and holding weapons under the headline "Tough Love." The following pages show her partially clothed, wearing her dog tags while working out, as well as completely nude.

"This staff sergeant's alleged action does not meet the high standards we expect of our airmen, nor does it comply with the Air Force's core values of integrity, service before self, and excellence in all we do," Oscar Balladares, spokesman for Lackland Air Force Base, said in a statement.

Well, I'm not sure what to make of this. She thinks she is standing up for her rights, but she has been in the service long enough to know that certain behaviors are probably frowned upon, especially if it appears that she is representing the armed forces in some way. I don't think she has a leg to stand on, and I haven't yet decided whether I come down on her side or on the Air Force's side in this.

But, she is pretty hot.


Emarie said...

Did you read that she's aspired to be a Playboy model since she was 12 years old? That's sad. And gross.

Albatross said...

I did not see that about her wanting to be in Playboy since she was 12. I think a better goal for a young person would be a career in the armed forces, as she has done. However, since she is an adult, I see nothing wrong with the photo display on its own, and I don't think it's gross. It is, however, counter to the behavior her employer expects of her, and she shouldn't be surprised by the Air Force's disapproval.

Emarie said...

While I can't second you in calling her "hot," : ) I meant "gross" about a 12 yr old aspiring to be a Playboy model.

I like to think that most 12 yr olds are not aspiring porn stars, but maybe I'm kidding myself.

Albatross said...

Point taken.