1. Steve Vaillancourt, a Republican politician from the state of New Hampshire, shares with us his views on how important looks are for politicians:
A Republican state lawmaker wrote in a blog post last week that U.S. Rep. Ann McLane Kuster (D-N.H.) will likely lose her re-election race in November because she is "ugly as sin" and "looks matter in politics."
The New Hampshire blog Miscellany Blue first reported that New Hampshire state Rep. Steve Vaillancourt (R) compared Kuster to a "drag queen" in his lengthy post and said she will probably lose to Republican challenger Marilinda Garcia, who is "truly attractive." He writes that his blog post is politically relevant because he "seem[s] to recall" some new polling that shows "an attractive candidate can have as much as a seven to ten point advantage over a less attractive (or even an unattractive) candidate."
And here is a picture of Mr. Vaillancourt:
I wish I had Mr. Vaillancourt's self-esteem but then he views the question of looks from a different angle altogether, as something that doesn't apply to him at all. Though goddesses are naturally gorgeous in every possible way, with shining scales and very sharp fangs.
You might want to link the "ugly as sin" discussion here to my earlier post on women hating their bodies so that you can go "aha!"
2. This pretend-front-page from a British comedy site hits the sore spot in our click-baiting media:
3. For your palate cleaning final course in this meal, Eva Cassidy. This is not hilarious. It's beautiful.