Buzzfeed Highlights 69 Politicians And Political Figures As They Were In High School

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Here's a little bit of entertainment for a slow news day when most of our politicians and pundits have taken the day, the week, or more off for the holiday. The Young Turks Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian had a bit of fun with this Buzzfeed article featuring pictures of politicians and political figures from their high school days.

I think it's fair to say that Buzzfeed has their post incorrectly titled, since you should not be calling Glenn Beck and Rachel Maddow "politicians," but here's the link to the post with all the photos: 69 Politicians As They Were In High School.

I was really amused by David Axelrod's photo, who looked like some long haired stoner in the picture they posted. Eric Cantor reminds me of the James Spader character in Pretty in Pink. And I don't even know what to say about Rick Santorum and those plaid pants with the white socks, or Rand Paul happily dissecting a cat. On the other end of the spectrum, Nancy Pelosi was absolutely gorgeous. The woman really looked like she could have been a leading actress in a Hollywood movie.

All in all, I think these photos reinforce notions about what these public figures might have been like as a kid.

H/t Raw Story


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