Tuesday, July 3, 2012

A Modest Proposal

Like many, I'm more than a bit tired of hearing how handsome Peña Nieto is. It's not particularly relevant--at least not relative to the amount of times it's been mentioned. It's also a subjective quality, of course, so it's even odder that it's slipped so ubiquitously into the prevailing rhetoric regarding the president-elect. In that sense, it's not like "Harvard-educated", another overhyped attribute that at the very least has the benefit of being a verifiable fact.

With that in mind, I'd like to propose that we balance out this silly bias by substituting any number of largely untouched modifiers when discussing Peña Nieto: "freakish", "unattractive", "miserable-looking", "untelegenic", "heinous", "criminally ugly", and "physically unlovable" are a couple of suggestions.

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