Today on the Nose, we're going to talk about looks.
By now you probably know that President Obama stirred up a tempest this week when, after praising California Attorney General Kamala Harris as brilliant, dedicated and tough, he called her "the best-looking attorney general in the country." He meant it in a light-hearted way, but some critics have jabbed at him for including physical appearance in an appraisal of a woman's job performance. Meanwhile, former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford surprised people by winning a primary and becoming the nominee for a seat in Congress. Accepting the nomination, he was accompanied by his Argentine fiancee, who may or may not be good looking. His opponent will be Stephen Colbert's sister, whom a Republican official called "not a bad looking lady." What's up with looks? You can join the conversation, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or Tweet us @wnprcolin.