Ball in a short skirt and Santa Claus hat posing with her husband, an unidentified woman and a sex toy...There are no naughty parts exposed, but that would actually be an improvement over these pictures from a party when someone must have been much younger, and far less mature than she is now. She is 28 now--and was apparently 22 when these astonishingly stupid pictures were taken.
Now, if Krystal Ball (which really does sound like a porn star's stage name, and the pictures might make you think the same) had said, "I was young, I was drunk, I don't know what I was thinking," she might get some sympathy. But her response:
"It's sexist and it's wrong, regardless of political party," said Ball. "And I have a message for any young woman who is thinking about running for office and has ever attended a costume party with her husband or done anything stupid on camera. Run for office. Fight for this country. Don't let this sort of tactic deter you."Sorry, but if a man running for public had pictures this vulgar and stupid of him around, it would be a disaster, also. This isn't sexism. This is a desire for someone running for Congress to have a little bit of seriousness and moral sense.