Flipping through the BBC News links we read that Michelle Manhart is a US Air Force sergeant involved in training recruits, that she's 30 years old, married, and a mother of two.
We see that she's reasonably attractive:
We read that she's now in trouble with the Air Force for becoming a Playboy model, and that the AP quotes her as saying, "Of what I did, nothing is wrong, so I didn't anticipate anything, of course."
She's been in the US Air Force, the same US Air Force infested with proselytizing fundies, part of the don't-ask-don't-tell military, since 1994, but she didn't anticipate anything. Right.
What really caught my eye, though, and what prompts this post, is this:
What does it mean that Google's image search service doesn't turn up a single image of Michelle Manhart? Not one. The pictures are definitely out there - you can find them if you look.
Maybe it's just a glitch in Google's service, but I don't think so. Google is too good for that.
It seems highly likely that the lack of Michelle Manhart images is deliberate. That's the troubling part.
I gave Google some slack for cooperating with the Chinese, but this is supposed to be a free country. I hope that's not the issue.