VA AG opts for more modest state seal

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is opting for a more modest depiction of the state's seal.

The seal depicts the Roman goddess Virtus wearing a blue tunic draped over one shoulder with her left breast exposed.

But on the new lapel pins Cuccinelli recently handed out to his staff, her bosom is covered by an armored breastplate.

Workers in attendance when the new design came up at a staff meeting said Cuccinelli joked that it converts a risque image into a PG one.

A spokesman for Cuccinelli said the attorney general has pointed out the "more modest attire," saying the rendition "harkens back to an older version of the seal."

The pins were paid for by Cuccinelli's political action committee, not with taxpayer funds.

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