Politicians and Their Crazy Hair.


Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-Ga.), Rep. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Former Rep. James Traficant (D-Ohio)

It's close to election time, and Radar Online has the scoop on the thing foremost on voters' minds: the politicians' hair.

In the end, however, the pivotal decisions Americans face may all come down to hair. "It's one of the first things voters notice," says political image consultant Sherry Maysonave, president of Austin, Texas-based Empowerment Enterprises, who has masterminded the appearance of congressional and presidential candidates from both parties. "Hair is a strong indicator of a candidate's position and politics. If it's distracting in any way, it can seriously reduce the power of the message." To avoid such dips in rhetorical potency, Maysonave eradicates frizz ("perceived as instability"), stamps out comb-overs ("not trustable"), and tries her best to wean male Conservatives, a group only slightly less conformist than teenage girls, of their dependence on poorly-parted helmet hair. "An overly low side-part," she warns, "can make you look as if you're not even living in this decade."

There are some crazy hair on Capitol Hill: Link - via Omnipotent Poobah


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The George Bush smear was deployed by leftt-wing blogging fascists like Liberal Avenger to help spread the meme that “George Bush is a krazy redneck!”

Bush’s “crimes” are borne of a misunderstanding and are complicated by political tensions. Ultimately he'll be exonerated for these incidents.

The justice in resolving the Bush incidents apparently wasn’t enough for Avenger and his band of bigoted wingnuts. To this day any unflattering photo of Bush - hair askew, eyes bloodshot or half-closed, mouth open, etc. - are proudly posted on left-wing websites to remind their readers that they are victims of a system that would allow such a man to work in the oval office.
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The Cynthia McKinney hair smear was deployed by right-wing blogging fascists like Michelle Malkin to help spread the meme that "Cynthia McKinney is a krazy nigga!"

McKinney's "crime" was borne of a misunderstanding and was complicated by racial tensions. Ultimately she was exonerated for the incident.

The justice in resolving the McKinney incident apparently wasn't enough for Malkin and her band of bigoted wingnuts. To this day any unflattering photo of McKinney - hair askew, eyes bloodshot or half-closed, mouth open, etc. - are proudly posted on right-wing websites to remind their readers that they are victims of a system that would allow such a woman to work in the legislature.
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