Thursday, August 04, 2005

Ted Turner not responsible for this one

Your favorite harridan and mine, Katherine Harris, is claiming that at the time of her ethically compromised oversight of the Florida election process in 2000 while she was also a GW Bush campaign officer, newspapers altered her image, making her appear stranger than life by "colorizing her."

Tampa Tribune via Capitol Buzz:

On Monday, on a conservative radio talk show, Harris, now a congresswoman from Longboat Key running for the U.S. Senate, hit back, blaming newspapers for the criticism and charging that some - without saying which -altered her photographs.

"I'm actually very sensitive about those things, and it's personally painful,'' Harris said when host Sean Hannity asked about her image problems from 2000. "But they're outrageously false, No. 1, and No. 2, you know, whenever they made fun of my makeup, it was because the newspapers colorized my photograph,'' Harris said. She didn't explain what she meant by "colorized.'' Asked Tuesday to point to an altered photograph, Harris and her staff could not. Her response to the question, said spokesman Adam Goodman, was, "I haven't worn blue eye shadow since the seventh grade when I was in the Girl Scouts.''

Oh, right, and I haven't worn watermelon lip smacker since my 9th grade boyfriend turned gay and gave me an STD.

Wow, is she really that paranoid, that she thinks newspapers doctored her photographs to make it look like she was wearing a clown face? Didn't she realize every morning, when she got out her make-up trowel and paint rollers, that she looked like she was doing an endorsement for Dutch Boy?

Even some feminists who oppose Harris said she was the victim of a double
standard. "She got the criticism anybody in a political hot spot would get, but what she also got, what women get, is more attention to the things that are different from men,'' said Marie Wilson, of the White House Project, an organization that seeks to advance women in politics.

You want to advance women in politics? Outlaw Mary Kay representatives. Provide makeover subsidies to gay-unfriendly women, who clearly aren't getting enough help from the right people, if you know what I mean.

Oh, and by the way..."double standard" my ass. Have you been sleeping through all the jokes about Bolton's mustache?


grooveva said...

My God your funny Miss V. While wasting valuable company time reading your blog I nearly snickered loud enough to get caught wasting said time.

Represent sister!

vikkitikkitavi said...

Right back atcha!

Marie said...

lol - I think they should be outlawed too ;-) If not outlawed, at least curb there bad habits. Not all, but a large percentage.