John Kerry: The candidate from the Gamma Quadrant

Drudge is implying, with pictures, that John Kerry has had something radical done to his face. Here's Drudge's main example pictures, showing the droopy, wrinkly Kerry of 2003 and the new improved "smoove" Kerry of 2004:

I have an alternate theory. Kerry is a shape-shifting changeling from the Gamma Quadrant, like Odo of Star Trek: Deep Space 9. Witness the subtle but significant resemblance between new smooth Kerry and alien smooth Odo: