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Twenty Questions: Who is the person in these pictures?

posted at 2:16 pm on October 6, 2012 by

It goes to show you how far a little (or a lot of) makeup, a fresh “do,” and snazzy duds will go toward transforming a recognizable figure into a perfect (or imperfect) stranger (h/t The Blaze).

In order to play fair (and if you don’t, it’s only yourself that you cheat), you can examine the first two pictures in this slideshow. The third will give the answer away, as will scrolling further down on this page.

So if you’re still on board, let’s begin. Can you guess the identify of the female in Slideshow Photo 1? Hint: It’s not Laura Ingraham or Ann Romney. If an audio file accompanied this article, you would recognize the subject in an instant. Move on to Photo 2. Any clues yet?

Time to flip over all the cards. It’s Debbie Wasserman Schultz! The two images are from a “glammed up” spread of the Democratic National Committee chairwoman in the October issue of Vogue.

The makeover seems to be at least in part a reaction to insults Wasserman Schultz claims conservatives have hurled at her based on her appearance. “I’ve been the butt of quite a few right-wing applause lines in this election,” she wrote in a September email to supporters. “‘Not a lady.” Pictures of me with a dog collar Photoshopped into them. Getting directly attacked from the podium at the Republican convention.” If you’re a woman in politics, she added, “you need skin thicker than an alligator.” (Feel free to insert your own witty comeback to this obvious lob shot.)

Wasserman Schultz Director of Communications Jonathan Beeton defended the spread against criticisms, telling BuzzFeed:

Debbie Wasserman Schultz really is many working moms throughout the country. They are at their kids’ softball practice in a t-shirt and shorts. They’re at work in a suit. In the times that they’re able to go out for a special occassion, they can put on a nice dress.

It would be easier to empathize with the Florida congresswoman over the jabs she has received if it weren’t DNC standard operating procedure to assail women on the right. But Wasserman Schultz, Nancy Pelosi, and other high-ranking Democrats have remained conspicuously silent when liberal males have treated GOP women like so much meat—this despite their self-professed championship of fair treatment for women.

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Guess the poll on how the R ladies and d ladies saw the d’s not all that wonderful on the eyes got dws in high gear?

Too bad this won’t work on very many d gals in public office?
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letget on October 6, 2012 at 2:28 PM

If the ad-link in the comment above is to be the new standard @ HotGas, I will be dumping this site. That’s a bridge too far.

garnkikaloid on October 6, 2012 at 2:41 PM

I guessed right immediately. You can put lipstick on a pig…

The Rogue Tomato on October 6, 2012 at 2:41 PM

I should add, you can change the looks on the outside but the person on the inside is what makes a decent person, IMO!
I don’t think the new make-over for dws will change her views to be a nice human?
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letget on October 6, 2012 at 2:43 PM

Glammed up? All they had to do was put a different head on a different body and voila!

mchristian on October 6, 2012 at 2:59 PM

What is wrong with this? She felt bad about being called ugly. Who enjoys that. I’m glad there’s enough spackle and stuff to doll her up.

Look better. Feel better. She’s an American, I don’t hate the woman. If it’s broken, make it work.

Capitalist Hog on October 6, 2012 at 3:04 PM

The give away would be when she opened her mouth to spout dem lies and talking points. Ya can’t fix stupid with a new dress or lipstick.

Kissmygrits on October 6, 2012 at 3:04 PM

Ignoring the person on the inside for a moment and just considering the outside, it shows how some bad hair and makeup decisions can really change a person’s look.

Years ago, knew/worked with a woman who was highly competent, but had terrible fashion and makeup skills. After she retired from the military, she had someone teach her how to dress and put on makeup. You would not recognize her. Fairly or unfairly, she was seen in an entirely different light. Still just as smart and talented, but no longer did her appearance totally work against her. A real life Pygmalion.

Unfortunately for DWS, she is still the same person on the inside. For the life of me, I cannot understand why she and Gabby Giffords are best friends, Giffords seems to be a really great human being. But they are friends. So far all the things I dislike about DWS, she must have some redeeming qualities. I just don’t see them.

Grinch on October 6, 2012 at 3:04 PM

I guessed it! I’m sure I’m in the minority here, but I don’t think DWS is bad-looking…her personality adds very much to her ugliness, and she doesn’t help herself at all, but she isn’t horrible looking IMO!

ellifint on October 6, 2012 at 3:05 PM

inline text ads SUCK.

way to blow it hotgas

Capitalist Hog on October 6, 2012 at 3:05 PM

letget on October 6, 2012 at 2:43 PM

That made too much sense. It ain’t whats outside that people make fun of Debbie Downer about.

cozmo on October 6, 2012 at 3:13 PM

Well, at least we now know where she’s been hiding since the convention. Takes time for a complete makeover.

Bitter Clinger on October 6, 2012 at 3:13 PM

The give away would be when she opened her mouth to spout dem lies and talking points. Ya can’t fix stupid with a new dress or lipstick.

Kissmygrits on October 6, 2012 at 3:04 PM

Yep. I’m thinking Talking Points Robot V-2.0

Bitter Clinger on October 6, 2012 at 3:15 PM

What’s with the ad in the first comment? Are we going to have to start looking out for that crap now? If so, it’s going to cut deeply into the time I spend at Hot Air. We don’t need that crap.

Solaratov on October 6, 2012 at 3:21 PM

You can give her thirty layers of makeup, she’s still the same b!tch underneath it all.

Mark1971 on October 6, 2012 at 3:23 PM

Capitalist Hog on October 6, 2012 at 3:05 PM

That certainly belies your handle.

Solaratov on October 6, 2012 at 3:21 PM

I’m sure the Hot Gas writers don’t need all those espresso machines, hot tubs and servants in their plush private offices either.

Playing keep away with the ads increases dexterity and the ability to spot stealth ads.

Heck, click on one now and then to actually do something to help Hot Gas.

Or, you could you know, pay a premium for the ad free version.

cozmo on October 6, 2012 at 3:28 PM

Lipstick on a PIG

What has already been seen cannot be unseen.

I also bet that whomever did the colossal amount of photoshop work necessary required to make him her it worthy of Vogue’s pages now has a raging case of carpal tunnel syndrome.

Probably even nightmares too.

FlatFoot on October 6, 2012 at 3:31 PM

What’s with the ad in the first comment? Are we going to have to start looking out for that crap now? If so, it’s going to cut deeply into the time I spend at Hot Air. We don’t need that crap.

Solaratov on October 6, 2012 at 3:21 PM

HotGas has been doing those word association inline ads for awhile now. But here’s what you do to get rid of them and all ads on every website you visit.

Download the FireFox web browser and install. Then download the FireFox “add-on” called Ad-Block Plus (ABP). Adjust your ad-block settings as you like (default settings do work too) and presto — no more ads — inline or otherwise on every page you visit — including HotAir.

FlatFoot on October 6, 2012 at 3:39 PM

I didn’t know it was Shark Week in Drag.

Just kidding. Jar-Jar does look better in blue.

Joe Mama on October 6, 2012 at 4:07 PM

cozmo on October 6, 2012 at 3:28 PM

Thank you.

I want more and I’m willing to pay for it.

More what? you ask.

Everything.

Capitalist Hog on October 6, 2012 at 4:31 PM

Would you hit it?

like a crash test dummy

Reroute that liberal-leg-tingle toward her fork in the road and have her voting Republican.

Capitalist Hog on October 6, 2012 at 4:39 PM

cozmo on October 6, 2012 at 3:28 PM

Oh. It’s for our own good. That makes it all better. /s

FlatFoot on October 6, 2012 at 3:39 PM

Got it. Now to adjust it. Thanks.

Solaratov on October 6, 2012 at 4:49 PM

Would you hit it?

Capitalist Hog on October 6, 2012 at 4:39 PM

As a matter of fact, I would.

Just sayin’.

Don’t worry, though. She’s one of the few on the other side I can honestly say that for.

JimLennon on October 6, 2012 at 8:59 PM

Oh, I just gagged up a little of my dinner on my keyboard.

OccamsRazor on October 7, 2012 at 12:42 AM

What is wrong with this? She felt bad about being called ugly. Who enjoys that. I’m glad there’s enough spackle and stuff to doll her up.

Look better. Feel better. She’s an American, I don’t hate the woman. If it’s broken, make it work.

Capitalist Hog on October 6, 2012 at 3:04 PM

My feelings precisely. The woman may be dishonest and unintelligent, but her looks should not be attacked unless they are somehow related to her character traits(for example, Michael Moore’s lazy attitude is responsible for both his cheap and dishonest documentary tactics, as well as his weight).

MadisonConservative on October 7, 2012 at 1:03 AM

FlatFoot on October 6, 2012 at 3:39 PM

By the way, I’ve had ABP for years, and it hasn’t blocked the adlink for me. This is going to drive away many people from HA.

MadisonConservative on October 7, 2012 at 1:04 AM

Lipstick on a wild boar is closer to the truth.

D.Mockracy on October 7, 2012 at 9:06 AM

Would you hit it?

Capitalist Hog on October 6, 2012 at 4:39 PM

Yeah, with a chair. But nothing else.

Cylor on October 7, 2012 at 10:08 AM

(for example, Michael Moore’s lazy attitude is responsible for both his cheap and dishonest documentary tactics, as well as his weight).

well-played

Capitalist Hog on October 7, 2012 at 8:34 PM