His look isn’t trick­ing vot­ers

Los Angeles Times - - SUNDAY OPIN­ION -

Re “Rick Perry’s op­tics,” Opin­ion, June11

Wear­ing el­e­va­tor shoes doesn’t make a man­taller. Wear­ing a padded bra doesn’t mak e awoman buxom. These sim­ple facts are ev­i­dent to most any­one bright enough to fill out and turn in a gen­eral elec­tion bal­lot.

Yet for­mer Texas Gov. Rick Perry ap­par­ently feels that wear­ing nerdy eye­glasses will cause vot­ers to think he’s smarter than he was in 2012.

Oh, well, let him af­fect the pro­fes­so­rial look. If noth­ing else, Perry’s new­found con­fi­dence will lead him to re­sume mak­ing half-baked re­marks on which late-night comics will ea­gerly feast. We’ll need a lot of laughs to en­dure the 2016 cam­paign.

Robin Groves

Pa­cific Pal­isades

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