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Washington’s secret to staying relevant:
a little Botox here, a tuck there

Washington Post, by Roxanne Roberts

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Posted By:MissMolly, 7/15/2014 4:58:03 AM

Summertime, and the living is easy: backyard barbecues, beach books, plastic surgery. It’s the worst-kept secret in Washington. Plenty of those glowing faces returning from vacation are the result of a doctor, not a few days off. Summer, especially in an election year, is prime time for nips, tucks and other cosmetic fine tuning. Not that anyone here admits it — in the magical world of politics, public officials and talking heads are genetically blessed with hair that never turns gray, baby-smooth foreheads and barely any wrinkles. And by plastic surgery (or Botox, laser treatments, body sculpting, dermal fillers, pick your poison), we’re

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: grace1798, 7/15/2014 5:58:31 AM     (No. 9924923)

I think the Botox went into their brains because they (the majority) exhibit insanity!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Rather Read, 7/15/2014 6:03:24 AM     (No. 9924931)

Dye, Botox and all the other nips and tucks don´t fool me a bit. Frankly, I have much more respect for people who grow old with grace and wisdom (which rules out almost all politicians)

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Reply 3 - Posted by: gerty, 7/15/2014 6:48:11 AM     (No. 9924987)

I have no problem with those who use modern technology to maintain or enhance their appearance. This is a personal matter.

But...."All things in moderation."

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Reply 4 - Posted by: altoona, 7/15/2014 8:09:45 AM     (No. 9925087)

The relevant question, in the case of politicians, is who is paying for it. As for Joe and Jill and Barry and Moo, I think we know, but I would not doubt other pols have found a way of expensing their mixups to us.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 7/15/2014 8:40:19 AM     (No. 9925144)

We have watched Nancy Pelosi´s serial face-ironings, Jean Fraud Kerry´s change from craggy to smooth and paralyzed, Mooch´s varying cheekbones, noses and so forth, and on and on. Peter King has had his eyes yanked up so much that he now resembles The Grinch.

Pelosi appears to have given up on her hair and her face. Jean Fraud´s fillers will melt away. Mooch will continue her drive to look like Beyonce. We´ll never forget her walking across the South Lawn, after returning from a "holiday" in Hawaii, doubled over - apparently in residual pain from some "body scupting" or other.

But they don´t fool us, so what´s the point?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: enuf8, 7/15/2014 9:06:36 AM     (No. 9925206)

Whoever was responsible for work on Jon Carry´s face to remove the long-faced Horse look has to be someone in training. Compare a before and after picture. His chin implants are over-done.

The reports I have read on Botox is that the injections can do harm to brain cells----Reid, Pelose and Jon F. Carry are prime examples of the damage it does.

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