What’s up with this?

In complete fairness, as a straight man, I am perhaps not the most qualified to assess the “beauty” of another man.  That said, I do understand how women find certain men to be handsome, which I guess is the masculine form of beauty.  And of course, we know that “beauty is only skin deep” and that the adjective “beautiful” can be used to describe both the outward and the inward qualities of a person.

Still, I suspect that People Magazine is largely referring to physical appearance when they create their annual World’s Most Beautiful People editions.  This year’s cover will be graced by Christina Applegate, and others on the list include Halle Berry, the stars of the TV show 90210, Taylor Swift, Zac Efron, and Julianna Hough.

Reuters is reporting that these two Obama Administration officials are also among this year’s World’s Most Beautiful People.  Really!

In the event you do not recognize these gentlemen, they are Rahm Emanuel, White House Chief of Staff (on the left), and Timothy Geithner, Secretary of the Treasury (also on the left).











I’ll be up front and say that I am not in the least bit suggesting that these guys are so hideous that they scare small children.  But I strain to see how they are lumped into the same category as Zac Efron, Channing Tatum, and Tristan Wild, or some of the old stand-bys such as Brad Pitt and George Clooney, who also make this year’s list.  

So, what am I missing?  Is it possible that People Magazine is so charmed by our new president and his cabinet that this is what happens?  Would it have been a bit too apparent that they are simply enchanted (to use a hot new term) by Barack Obama himself if they had put him on the list along with his wife?  

With the assumption that you are far more objective about this, help me out and take the poll below.  Are these guys on the right list?


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