I’m not a face-ist, but . . .

by David Safier

For fear of being accused of being a face-ist, I have to ask: Is it just me, or do all these guys look alike?

Face-ism

To my eye, it's the same guy, with minor variations. Do all their ancestors hail from the same part of Europe? Is there a certain gene that makes you a hateful conservative and also makes your face look that way?

Here's my best guess. It's like your mother said: "If you keep scowling all the time, your face is going to get stuck that way."

(Left to right: Russell Pearce, Joe Arpaio, Bull Connor, Nolan Ryan. [OK, Ryan is kinda the ringer here. I saw a shot of him in the stands at the World Series and asked myself, "What's Pearce doing at the game? Or is it Arpaio? You're kidding — Nolan Ryan?" I know the guy is a big Bush supporter, but to be fair, I'm not sure if he resides in the wingnut wing of the Republican Party.] [And for the record, Bull Connor was a Democrat, back in the bad old days before Civil Rights legislation — you know, before all those racist Democrats became Republicans.])

One response to “I’m not a face-ist, but . . .

  1. Well David, you’re absolutely right! They look JUST like all the old,crusty, white guys that you see almost ANYWHERE in AZ (and around the country). The same ones that scream about socialism and are on Social Security, make their required trips to the VA for check ups,and couldn’t wait to turn 65 so they could get their medicare. Funny, huh?