Should Hillary Clinton's Staff 'Ban' Her From Wearing Scrunchies?

Politics 2012/04/09 01:38:18
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Fashion bloggers are no longer the only ones calling out Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for her unflattering scrunchie habit. Now some of Clinton’s staff members want to “ban” her from wearing the accessory altogether. But should we even be concerned with how Hillary styles her hair?

The staffer’s scrunchie comment was revealed in Rachael Combe’s profile on Clinton in the May issue of Elle magazine. Despite the fact that the article only spent a couple paragraphs discussing Hillary’s fashion sensibilities, those few style tidbits have received significant media attention.

Combe wrote: “When [Clinton’s] on the road, she often has [her hair] pulled back in a simple chignon or ponytail, a look that causes Hillary Hair Watchers much chagrin but merely means she’s pressed for time, as a State Department official told me: ‘As a chick, it’s a big pain in the butt. The weather is different, and you’re in and out of the plane. [The staff] gets off that plane looking like garbage most days, but she has to look camera ready. She said the reason she grew her hair long was that it’s easier. She has options.’ The official added, because, it seems, no American alive can resist critiquing Clinton’s hair: ‘But some of us are looking to ban the scrunchies.’”

We’re not so fond of the scrunchie look ourselves. But is it really important that the Secretary of State also be a fashion icon? We think not.

Yet, as Combe herself added, “Feminists and supporters will often wail for everyone to stop focusing on Clinton’s hair and clothes and listen to her ideas, but that’s sort of a backhanded compliment. (People, she’s too smart to care that she looks like crap.)”

What do you think SodaHeads? Should Hillary Clinton’s staff “ban” her from wearing scrunchies? (As if they actually have that kind of power.)

Read More: http://www.styleite.com/media/hillary-clinton-elle/#0

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  • Met 2012/04/09 01:43:29
    The woman is a national treasure, she can were a mint green fro-hawk for all i care.

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  • kofp 2012/10/02 07:45:58
    I think she looks great with them personally.
  • Muonna 2012/04/24 03:27:14
    Why is it that women are only subjected to stupid inquiries on fashion when they have high ranking government jobs? You never hear about Obama or Santorum's 'horrible' choice with a red tie vs a stripped blue tie.... Its not fair.
  • Maci 2012/04/12 19:08:56 (edited)
  • talli 2012/04/12 04:24:26
    They still make wigs. I recommend she shave her head and wear one! She looks ridiculous with those stupid scrunchies in her hair.
  • Erin 2012/04/12 03:18:59
    wat es scrunchies ? Dee ting en herr sholder ? En my contree we gotten a esmall gold frogg likee dat .Ees berry poisonus !! We calling "rana de oro" .Many childrins dye fron eet.
  • RoxiLuvs 2012/04/12 01:45:46
    Who cares ? it's her hair, her style, her body. She can do whatever the hell she wants
  • Charlotte 2012/04/11 18:42:48
    Maybe it's time fo
  • God bless American freedom 2012/04/11 13:06:22 (edited)
    God bless American freedom
    a scrunchie is a harmless hair item.

    If she should be required to NOT wear any hair items...

    A. NO tiaras.
    B. NO hijabs ( http://articles.nydailynews.c... )
    C. NO hair coverings required by any religions and or theocracy

    Americans need to remain true to America. Women and children are NOT property of men.

    Slavery of any kind to any theocracy, religion , or outside culture OR style .. is distinctly and properly UNAmerican and those should be shunned.

    A ridiculous question.
  • Barbara 2012/04/11 13:04:42
    If Hillary is comfortable using them and wants to, I say scrunch away!
  • HotPuhtaytuhs 2012/04/10 22:39:40
    Reagan wore them. To be fair he thought he was Doris Day at the time, but still.
  • Maci HotPuht... 2012/04/12 19:10:44
  • Mindlesspartyhack 2012/04/10 18:30:31
    They should just go with the standard paper bag, and let her do what she wants with her head.
  • Badgerbumface 2012/04/10 17:57:46
  • S and S 2012/04/10 17:22:58
  • God ble... S and S 2012/04/11 17:06:05 (edited)
    God bless American freedom
    and notice " Sodahead Politics " is providing the topic...

    Makes me wonder about the maturity level of Sodahead employees ... or even IF this "Sodahead Politics" IS a sodahead employee or just someone using the name sodahead to pretend more importance than earned...
  • deBrice 2012/04/10 16:37:38
    Those are kind of fun.
  • Nick Name 2012/04/10 15:15:37
    Nick Name
    This is a silly question.

    And I'm guessing Hillary wouldn't tolerate an employee telling her what she can and can't wear.
  • Mopvyzo USA 2012/04/10 15:00:25
    Mopvyzo USA
    I almost can't believe SodaHead would ask such a ridiculous question.
  • God ble... Mopvyzo... 2012/04/11 17:08:04
    God bless American freedom
    look at the long long list of the questions and believe it.
  • Quazimoto 2012/04/10 13:47:35
    It's her choice. You still have freedom in this country. If she wants to wear a pink Mohawk it is her decision. Why don't all the fashion bloggers shave their heads so they can all be equal like they want this country to be.
  • Kibbles 2012/04/10 09:25:25
    That's like me trying to ban people for wearing skinny jeans. I don't like them but that's no reason for me trying to ban someones dress wear that isn't inappropriate.
  • olylift 2012/04/10 06:36:08
    Who even thought to post this friggin' question anyway?
  • God ble... olylift 2012/04/11 15:52:47
    God bless American freedom
    Look at the many questions put out by this poller.....
  • olylift God ble... 2012/04/11 22:29:14
    Too true.
  • ScarletSpeedsta 2012/04/10 06:16:12
    Wearing a scrunchy isn't terrible and can actually work with certain looks. Not her professional look, which makes her wearing them inappropriate. But banning them all together is ridiculous and basically an infringement on her rights or something. Are they actually serious about this or?
  • strawberry 2012/04/10 05:45:17
    She looks ugly no matter what she wears.
  • jenkiez 2012/04/10 05:11:07
    she can wear whatever she wants.
  • Tennessee3501 2012/04/10 05:04:17
    Ever since she has let her hair grow long again, Hillary has looked hot. I do not care wheter or not she has it up or down as long as it is long. It was much too short during her years in the Senate.
  • Simmysimfreak 2012/04/10 04:04:34
    scrunchies are comfy...
  • Sylmkael 2012/04/10 02:59:05
    Why? Personal choice
  • Reggie☮ 2012/04/10 02:26:59
    Who really cares what she wears.
  • Mindi 2012/04/10 00:28:30
    Who gives a rats patoot!!
  • Nawjoo 2012/04/09 23:43:35
    This is a stretch for most people, but I think that politicians should be more casual. Represent the population, look like the population.
  • Independent Thinker 2012/04/09 23:38:45
    Independent Thinker
    What happened to free choice?
  • Andrew 2012/04/09 23:24:52
  • Jan Haskell 2012/04/09 23:02:11
    Jan Haskell
    I'm not a fan, but why should this be an issue?
  • Flea 2012/04/09 22:42:10
  • Watermusicranger 2012/04/09 22:28:20
    No, Just ban her from the government.
    Hillary Clinton old cleavage
  • 2468 2012/04/09 22:25:45
    I think that Zimmerman's efforts to ban hoodies in his neighborhood is enough.

    Let's let Hillary do her job and if she does land a runway job then maybe she should let the scrunchie go but I don't think it will impact her in any negative way to have a scruchie in her hair when she is dealing with her duties.
  • dawn 2012/04/09 22:15:54
    The scrunchies are the least of her problems! Her hair plastered to her head is the problem, not to mention her inept foreign policy!
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