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When the State Ethics Commission ruled that a lobbyist having sex with a legislator didn’t violate the ban on gifts to legislators because sex acts do not constitute “things of value,” it got the attention of the redoubtable Ira David Wood, who’s surely NC’s most respected artist.
Woods posted the entire newspaper article on Facebook then wrote beside it:Happy Valentine’s Day, NC! (Just take me now, Lord.)
Beneath his comment one of his friends added: This ruling is perfectly consistent as there are obviously no ethics rules prohibiting a politician from screwing his constituents.
Who says art has no practical purpose?


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