Tennessee legislator: Hooters "helped shape who we are today."


Julia Hurley racked up enough votes to win last November, and is apparently more well-rounded than ever. For those of you who haven't stayed abreast of the situation:

NASHVILLE — A newly elected Tennessee legislator [Republican state Rep. Julia Hurley, 29] writes in the current issue of Hooters Magazine that her experience working in the restaurants known for waitresses' skimpy outfits led to her later success in business and politics. [...]

"I have taken quite a bit of flack from the public at large during my run for State House in Tennessee for being a Hooters Girl. But I know that without that time in my life I would not be as strong-willed and eager to become successful." [...]

She is a Southern Baptist and a member of the National Rifle Association and the Gun Owners of America. [...]

Hurley said working at Hooters primed her for success.

"Hooters gave me the opportunity to belong to a group of women who had also struggled, or were struggling, and I was lucky to have managers that saw each girl's potential and coached us, protected us, and helped shape who we are today," she said.

But... but... I thought she was already shaped or she wouldn't have been hired in the first place.

Bygones for every bad pun. Had to go there. It's been a real hoot.

H/t: Taegan