Lots of people have written about the new ghastly calendar which features conservative gals swathed glamorously in fur. Mostly people have featured Anne Coulter and Michelle Malkin in their commentaries, because, you know, ew.
Well, finally, ABC News put the whole thing on their photo page so that we can cringe at the entire rogues gallery of shrill commentators, lobbyists, ideologues and oil industry shills. And what a nightmare it is! One thing I noticed is that most of the shots are sweetened up with Photoshop used by a very heavy hand. Features are smoothed over and generalized to the point of looking totally unreal. My favorite is the shot above. That's plucky Sandy Liddy (as in G. Gordon's daughter) Bourne, one of the most egregious global-warming deniers/oil industry cheerleaders. She's been transformed into some kind of other-worldly, Kabuki-masked beauty school demonstration mannequin. You don't really need a "normal" picture of Bourne to see that this is a bona fide Photoshop disaster, but here's one anyway, so that you can see just how drastic the retoucher's chore really was:
You're welcome. [UPDATE: Link fixed]