Australia is planning to implement “Plain Packaging” for cigarettes which strips away logo, graphics and trademarks and displays only the name of the brand and the style of cigarettes in the same color and type face in a sliver space of the packaging - the rest of it transformed into a giant health risk warning. Great Britain is considering doing the same. Given that governments have the ability to declare war, shouldn’t politicians running for office also be required to carry warnings to this effect? And aren’t their focus-group-tested haircuts and clothing a tricky means of seducing us into trusting them? Wouldn’t it be better if all politicians were required to shave their heads and wear Star Trek uniforms so we could focus on their message and not their seductive appearance? Plain packaging for politicians, we could call it.