August 04, 2005
Doctored, My Eyes
You can't make this stuff up:
Congresswoman Katherine Harris, who is running for a U.S. Senate seat next year, has again accused some newspapers of doctoring photos to distort her makeup as a way to poke fun at her.Oh, that Jay Leno...what a cutup!!!
In an interview on a conservative radio talk show Monday, Harris said some newspapers — she didn't say which — altered photos during the 2000 presidential election recount when she was Florida secretary of state.
Democratic commentators and late-night talk show hosts lampooned Harris for her liberal use of cosmetics as she took center stage in the recount.
"They had trucks in Florida bringing the ballots to Tallahassee," Jay Leno quipped at the time. "In fact, it's the same trucks they used to bring the makeup to Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris."
Harris, a Republican, was asked Monday by nationally syndicated radio host Sean Hannity whether that image bothered her.I don't know. I mean this is exactly what she looks like to me in every single picture I've ever seen of her:
"I'm actually very sensitive about those things, and it's personally painful," she said. "But they're outrageously false. ... Whenever they made fun of my makeup, it was because the newspapers colorized my photograph."