Remember back when HDTV was still emerging and internet list-makers began compiling which stars would suffer the most under the format’s punishing clarity? Cameron Diaz was tagged for acne scars. Renee Zellwegger’s "lightly botchy red face" was noted in Time. John Travolta’s hair was called into question. Now, will presumptive Republican presidential candidate John McCain suffer the same fate?
According to Slate’s Timothy Noah, McCain’s face didn’t look so good on this week’s Saturday Night Live when viewed on HDTV:
McCain’s campaign staff can’t do much about the guy’s age, but Mr. Noah has this confidential suggestion: "CBS’s Face the Nation and NBC’s Meet the Press won’t upgrade to high-def this year, and therefore might be safer venues through November."
Those shows could be McCain’s last chance. (This time he’d better look right!)