by Ashley Naples
Ashley Miller, formerly a candidate to represent the 32nd legislative district in Kentucky, has been revealed to be fined and suspended for an incident involving the hazing of a pledge for her sorority. Miller is a member of the respected black sorority Delta Sigma Theta, and the event took place back in 2013.
According to anmnews.com, Miller devotes her time to a delta chapter for adults called the Louisville Alumnae, centered in Louisville, Kentucky. According to the organization’s website, Miller and four others were suspended for three years and fined $1,500 each for hazing members seeking to join the sorority.
You can read here to see the zero-tolerance hazing policy of Delta Sigma Theta
Politics is a dirty game. Miller had previously been called out in a previous story for a photo she took in 2012 for Nappy Roots, a performance group in the state of Kentucky. On the cover of an album titled “Sh*t’s beautiful,” Miller is sitting on a toilet, appearing to be thinking. To her credit, the image was about as classy as a toilet picture can be, she’s a very attractive woman.
Kentucky is a very conservative state, and it is doubtful that the residents there would vote for a black female performance artist accused of hazing who takes pictures of herself while sitting on a toilet.
Of course you know that her opponent is going to use this information against her. Phil Moffett, her conservative opponent in the race, took little time to gloat over how he is so much more qualified than Miller to lead the state that has been wierd enough to vote Mitch McConnell into office several times in a row.
“My opponent’s hazing activities, as an adult for goodness sake, simply disqualifies her for public office. Coupling this with her ties to the abortion industry and her RAP album cover modeling, I cringe at the idea of her visiting our local elementary schools as an elected official. We need people in office our children can look up to,” he said, in what was probably the most smug look to ever cover a man’s face.
You can read more about the situation here. It appears that they are being pretty hard on her, when in reality, she might just be pushing the envelope. Kentucky is a pretty racist and sexist state, so they probably need the envelope to be pushed at least a little bit. Good to see that somebody’s doing it.
But maybe next time she runs, she won’t haze anyone or take pictures of herself on the toilet. That might make her just what the state of Kentucky needs.
Here’s a bit more about Ms. Miller, straight from her campaign website:
Ashley received her B.S. Cum Laude in Nursing from Berea College, her Masters of Science from the University of Louisville, and in August 2014, she will receive a PhD in Nursing.
To help pay for school and to set a hopeful example for young girls, Ashley entered the pageant system. Ashley won Miss Jefferson County Fair 2005, Miss Bluegrass Area 2006, Miss My Old Kentucky Home 2007, Miss University of Louisville 2008, and Ms. Kentucky United States 2013.