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By Donald Lambro
Growth spikes are little more than trend-free anomalies
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Samantha Von Sperling
In their rush to look forever young, some politicians may be neglecting another, more important demand of the video age: the ability to express emotion convincingly.
That should surprise no one, says Samantha von Sperling, a New-York-based political image consultant: No one talks about it, but everyone does it.
"Almost everyone who is over the age of 30 who is on camera all the time ... has had work done, even if it's just a monthly chemical peel," says Ms. Sperling. "If you want to stay competitive in the televised arena of politics, you are spending serious money on your dermatologist, aesthetician, dentist, makeup artist and maybe surgeon."