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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  • Chase Martin 2012/04/09 03:05:59
    Chase Martin
    i'll be honest..i only clicked this to see what a scrunchie is
  • Anna 2012/04/09 03:03:08
  • clyde 2012/04/09 03:01:27
    And CANKLE bracelets in her case. Berets are ok.
  • WinterLynn 2012/04/09 02:57:01 (edited)
  • McCate WinterLynn 2012/04/09 03:08:18
  • WinterLynn McCate 2012/04/09 03:20:28
  • McCate WinterLynn 2012/04/09 03:22:14
    I was agreeing with you. LOL she is "seriously" fugly!
  • WinterLynn McCate 2012/04/09 20:08:32
  • Abi WinterLynn 2012/04/09 03:22:06
    Haha that last pick was hilarious I just lmao haha
  • Dana WinterLynn 2012/04/09 05:26:27
    You are a vile person.
  • BwaHa Dana 2012/04/09 14:02:17
    funny as hell actually.
  • WinterLynn BwaHa 2012/04/09 20:20:49
  • WinterLynn Dana 2012/04/09 20:14:51
  • Dana WinterLynn 2012/04/09 20:31:33 (edited)
    1/ You are dead wrong and

    2/ You and your GOP cohorts thinking this kind of stuff is right, just shows how superficial all of you really are.

    You really need to learn how to look beyond skin color and body type, and see the person within. Sounds easy right? But for many of you, this is simply impossible.

    Again pointing out that you are incorrect. There are beautiful people of every race, religion and political party. Also of every size and shape too. And there are very unattractive people, in all the above too. And here is more for you, MOST people who are truly unattractive, are those oozing this from the inside out. Ugliness comes from within. Someone can look like a beauty queen or movie star, and still be in incredibly ugly and hateful. Again, this comes from within.

    Look hard and pay attention, there is more to life and beauty than the shell you see on the outside.
  • WinterLynn Dana 2012/04/09 20:39:46 (edited)
  • Dana WinterLynn 2012/04/09 21:27:10 (edited)
    You yourself have said this is about superficiality. Add race to that, as since you can only see the outer shell of a person, instead of who this person really is... then your beyond hope.

    There is no possible way to reason with someone with as tiny a mind as you have.

    God help you, no one else can.
  • WinterLynn Dana 2012/04/09 21:46:59
  • Dana WinterLynn 2012/04/09 21:59:43
  • BwaHa WinterLynn 2012/04/09 14:01:37
    These are fantastic!!! ROFL!!!
  • WinterLynn BwaHa 2012/04/09 22:13:58
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  • Waiting in the Wings 2012/04/09 02:55:36
    Waiting in the Wings
    Excuse me, but when did any secretary position, or any politician have to cater to the whims of the fashion world like some spoilt rich heiress?

    secretary position politician cater whims fashion world spoilt rich heiress
  • JohnT 2012/04/09 02:45:54
    Let me see a Secretary of State with lots of important world wide issues and this is a question for us regarding a highly educated woman who works her butt off but we need to think about a elastic item that holds her hair. The question is outlandish and the answer is who cares?
  • BwaHa JohnT 2012/04/09 14:03:05
    Yet we're here like cattle feeding from the trough.
  • TheMadChameleon 2012/04/09 02:45:12
    No, it's not the best look for her. No, it doesn't matter. It's not her job to stand around and look pretty--who CARES how she does her hair? Comfort is more important than looks in a job that actually requires you to think and get things done.
  • gvc 2012/04/09 02:42:40
    No, you should NOT be concerned with how Hillary styles her hair.
  • Leah 2012/04/09 02:41:40
    I like the scrunchies :) But I think America has more important issues than how the Secretary of State wears her hair.
  • WinterLynn Leah 2012/04/09 20:27:28
  • Leah WinterLynn 2012/04/09 21:24:24
    She looks really nice in the first picture. The second and third ones are sloppy :) Especially the second.
  • t.eliot, topbard 2012/04/09 02:39:09
    t.eliot, topbard
    What on earth has this to do with foreign policy?
  • JohnT t.eliot... 2012/04/11 00:30:19
    Exactly, this was not a question in the fun area so it is based upon what? She works hard on foreign policy just as Condi Rice did and yet we get a question from left field that has nothing to do with her intelligence and hard work
  • hari 2012/04/09 02:37:41
  • strange_armour 2012/04/09 02:33:34
    Definitely no. She needs it to stretch her dragon skin over her skull.
  • ★misfit★ 2012/04/09 02:24:32
    It isn't the most flattering style, but really, who cares? She can dye it green if she wants to.
  • mikey 2012/04/09 02:22:44
    hillary is one of the most powerful women in the world shes not worried about her hair

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