I can’t help but goggle at the famous nude portrait of Alejandra Benitez, the Olympic fencer who’s just become Venezuela’s new Sports Minister. (In order to keep this blog family-friendly, I’ve cropped the smaller image below. For a larger one, uncropped, click here.)
Being a Venezuelan cabinet minister, we already know she’s a left-wing politician: but that simply means she’d fit into the Obama administration without major ideological difficulties. With looks like that, don’t you think we’d prefer seeing her there, compared to some of the women already in it? (I won’t name names, but you can check out candidates for yourself here.) Come to that, I’d prefer her looks to those of any of the men in the Administration!
Talk about the cut and thrust of politics . . .