DEAN THE DORK
It occured to me earlier today that virtually every still photograph of Howard Dean I see makes him look like a complete idiot. A near-random sample of what I found at WaPo, NYT, and YahooNews on pages active within the last ten minutes appears in the extended entry.
But this is true of probably 3/4 of the photographs I see of political figures, period. It must be a point of pride for “photojournalists” to catch people with odd expressions on their faces and their editors apparently think these make for representative news photos.
Matt Drudge has turned highlighting the most ridiculous of these on his web site into a near art form. But look at the collection at Yahoo! News – Politics. An amazing percentage of these have the candidates in rather embarrasing poses.