I suspect all politicians, to some extent, are concerned with their personal appearance, but this example, from Texas' 22nd, is truly ridiculous.
Congressional candidate Dean Hrbacek appears slimmer than usual in a new campaign brochure because a photo of his head was affixed to the image of a different body.
While the mailer sent to voters this week by the former Sugar Land mayor says "Dean's record speaks for itself," his physique clearly does not.
The picture, presented as a true image of the candidate, is a computerized composite of Hrbacek's face and someone else's slimmer figure, in suit and tie, from neck to kneecaps.
Hrbacek's campaign manager conceded that the image is a fake, but said the candidate was too busy to have his actual picture taken for the mailing.