In an effort to make local politics sizzle -- and because even in Colorado Springs looks matter -- the Independent decided to upload the official mugs of our City Council and manager onto the shining bastion of democratic Internet depravity: www.hotornot.com.
Created four years ago by two San Francisco hipsters, hotornot.com permits any Web surfer to scrutinize the aesthetic merits of thousands of would-be hotties.
As evidenced by the gender gap in this vote count -- actually, it's more like a canyon -- folks out there in cyberland are looking at a lot more women than men, by a ratio of more than 10 to 1.
Our elected leaders did pretty well. But our leading man, Lorne Kramer, right, clocked in at an impressive 8.3 making him the hottest guy in government. In all, we're proud to say that all of our leaders placed in the top 50 percentile. Even if the balding power trio of Kramer, Charles Wingate and Richard Skorman aren't your idea of a male revue, well, it's too late: The Internet has spoken.