Somehow, Pelosi the Airbrushed Glossy seems an Apt Metaphor to me

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/politics/blogs/yeas-and-nays/Vogue_-Cover-girl-Pelosi-looking-rather-airbrushed-in-D_C_-glossy-92327844.html

Nancy Pelosi got an extreme makeover Al Gore style, (if you remember that “embellished” cover shot of the Veep and I’m not talking about the planet Earth in his doomsday scenarios), for the cover of Capital File. She looks as good as the numbers on the deficit neutral healthcare bill and just about as real.   It makes sense: Imaginary numbers, equally imaginary images of the Speaker of the House:  because the real thing ain’t pretty.