Thursday, February 21, 2008
New Rule Tom Pangelinan
New Rule. If you're going to have your picture in the newspaper every week, you need to submit one that doesn't make you look like the left fielder on the Sunday morning beer league softball team. In the newspaper business all the pictures and graphics are referred to as "art." Something tells me this stock photo of Tom Pangelinan won't be hanging in the Louvre with all the other "art," yet this is the image repeatedly offered on all the Republican stories in the Marianas Variety. I doubt Nick Nolte uses this shot to elicit studio interest in yet another 48 Hours movie. Maybe the committee should buy one less picnic table and invest the savings in a photo shoot. Drop the "up all night jack and coke look," and at least for the press shot, dress like a real Republican -- wear a suit and tie, and don't forget the accessories like the pitchfork and cape, and show those horns and the long tail prominently. Remember, you'll be at the convention this summer to cheer on calls to repeal social programs that feed half the island. It's important to "look the part" of someone heading up the local contingent of a national party at least that has absolutely no use for most of the people on this island.