Saturday, January 26, 2008

Photo-shopping the pounds away

An amusing, er, little story out of Texas, where a Republican congressional candidate has been caught in some photo-shop shenanigans:

HOUSTON, Texas (AP) -- A mailer from a congressional candidate's campaign contains a photo of his head attached to an image of a different body that makes him look thinner.

The photo is presented as a true image of Dean Hrbacek, a Republican former mayor of Sugar Land, Texas. In reality, it is a computerized composite of Hrbacek's face and someone else's slimmer figure, in suit and tie, from neck to knee.

If you’re reading, Stephen Harper, don’t go getting any ideas…

I found this quote from the piece amusing:

Republican political consultant Allen Blakemore of Houston, who has no client in the congressional race, said there's no law against the practice "other than the laws of gravity -- the negative effect on your polling numbers and popularity when you do such things."

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