Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott McInnis has something to share with every woman who has ever stood in front of a mirror and said, "I'm just not pretty enough." He knows how you feel.
The GOP frontrunner paid nearly $500 to an image consultant back in December, reports Lynn Bartels of the Denver Post. Liberal group ProgressNow has seized upon the news, adding that McInnis — or "McLobbyist," as it likes to call him — has done more than just shave off Mr. Mustache. In true Oprah fashion, he's changing from the inside out.
"Scott 'McLobbyist' McInnis often feels the need to completely remake himself inside and out, depending on who he is pandering to," ProgressNow Colorado Executive Director Bobby Clark states in an e-mail. "From flip-flopping on a woman's right to choose to falsely casting himself as 'the country's biggest Tea Party candidate' on FOX News, McInnis has never seemed quite comfortable in his own skin."
But hey, who can blame him? What woman hasn't gotten a haircut after a bad break-up, or you know, changed their position on abortion after a bad day at the office?
Anyway, ProgressNow will be selling "McLobbyist Makeover" kits later this year in honor of McInnis' brave transformation.
"Also under development is an 'interactive' McLobbyist, which site visitors will be able to use to preview different 'McLobbyist Makeovers,' and find the perfect combination for their tastes," notes Clark. "It's possible more Colorado citizens will prefer our interactive 'McLobbyist' to the one they see on television. We're just trying to give the people a choice."
McInnis has issued a response to the mockery, saying: "I feel pretty, oh, so pretty, I feel pretty and witty and bright!" (OK, not really.)