Ever notice how news photographers like to take pictures of political figures against backdrops that make the subject look somehow dignified?
Have a look at this pic of Sen. Bill Frist, which appeared in papers Friday morning:
See how the photographer has chosen the angle so Frist's head is framed against the sign in a way that looks a lot like a halo? Even the pose makes him like a Biblical prophet.
Then there's this photo of Sen. John McCain, also from Friday's paper:
The photographer has deliberately shot from below, against an elaborate ceiling, also producing a halo appearance.
Also, there's this recent picture of President Bush:
Man, what a freaking doofus.