Wednesday, July 19, 2006

How to Tell if a Candidate is Trustworthy or Not

Ask yourself these simple but vitally important questions.

1. Does the candidate's ad feature a poorly lit, candid photograph of his or her opponent making a weird face? If it does, your candidate is obviously trustworthy and their opponent is obviously a thief. Who but a thief would allow a snapshot of himself or herself to be circulated in public?

2. Does the candidate's ad show a high-contrast, black and white photograph of his or her opponent? If so, that is a sure sign your candidate is trustworthy. How else would they have the capability to retouch a photograph? Only the pure of heart can successfully manipulate photographs.

3. Does the candidate's ad show a picture of the candidate standing next to children, listening intently to old people, or putting an arm around a spouse? If so, you know you can trust that person to be an honest government official. How could you fake the kind of integrity demonstrated by posing for campaign photographs?

Sure, you could scour the internet for "Information" about a candidate, but that requires time and critical thinking skills. Take the shortcut – look at the photographs in their ads and you'll have all the information you need.