The Last Czarina?


Utah's budget shortfall has claimed the state's infamous porn czar, Paula Houston.

Among the public services Houston rendered was her finding that naked department store mannequins are not pornographic. Utah's stand against nudity did, however, cause trendy retailer Abercrombie & Fitch to stop sending its catalog into the state.

What Houston's brief reign demonstrates is that when government is flush with cash, it'll start doing loopy things. Choke down on the revenue and, wow, the state retreats.