Ones that don't get attacked in the media.
You'd have to elaborate, jon357, this one sentence is way to cryptic for me... lol
Of course you do. Women doll up whether they are in politics or in any other work venue. It's (almost) natural judging by how automatically they seem to do it.
What does "doll up" mean?
Zimmy, looks are important to some extent at any workplace and everybody is trying to look good, both men and women. Probably for most women that means also wearing make-up, for others - it doesn't. Or they just prefer to sleep longer before work instead of getting up early to look "perfect" (that would be me lol).
And yes, it's natural for many women, it's like putting on your blouse or sweater - it's like an element of everyday attire, a second skin. Some women (like my friend) don't like to get out of their house without make-up on, no matter where they go, because they feel "ugly" then (and my friend is pretty, but you won't convince her otherwise...).
I'm not sure what "knocking it" means, but if it means "criticizing" then probably you're doing it, as always when women are concerned.
As to politicians, in the U.S. it is often said that Hollywood is for beautiful people and politics is for ugly people.
Well, it doesn't look like that. Your politicians seem to care a lot about how they look, how they dress, about their image, etc.