Sugar Land is Photoshopping

January 19, 2008

Congressional Candidate Appears Magically Skinnier in Doctored Campaign Photo

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. 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.

Campaign manager Scott Broschart acknowledged to The Houston Chronicle that the image is a fake. Hrbacek has been so busy that he had no time to pose for a full-length photo for the mailing, Broschart said.

Right. Like I’m going to buy that lame excuse!

“He may appreciate that we took a few pounds off him,” Broschart said. “I think the voters … are more concerned with the issues as opposed to pretty photo shoots.”

Good comeback! We all know just how important the issues really are. We all have an incredible desire to know if a candidate prefers diamonds or pearls.

Wait a sec… was that Fox News or Faux News that did this story about a Republican? Hmm, must be showing their conservative bias again.