Ladybird scratched a nail file over the end of a less-than-perfect nail. “Actually, I figured out that running for office is a lot like being in a beauty pageant. Look good. Smile and wave. And tell the people only what they want to hear.” She blew away freshly buffed nail fuzz. “Oh, and make sure you wash your hands after applying self tanner. Otherwise people might think you’re secretly Mexican.”
-- From Beauty Queens by Libba Bray, which is amusing and amazing and absurd and inspiring.