Friday, April 13, 2007

Presidential-level pulchritude?

There's good news and bad news for would-be Presidents this week. A group of consultants trying to help French candidates was strategizing in Paris this week. One of them was talking about the advisability of Segolene Royale's appearing in a bathing suit, and the general verdict was, well, let's not and say we did:

"You want to look like a commander-in-chief, especially as a woman," said Barbara Comstock, who helped George W. Bush get elected president.

Then Comstock delivered herself of the following:

"The only candidate who could get away with being photographed in a bikini in the United States," she said, "is Barack Obama."

I'm not sure how this evaulation will play in the Presidential election, but it would appear that while Obama has narrowly lost the first "money primary," he can already take the "hunk vote" to the bank...


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