Rep. Jean Schmidt (R-Ohio) has been told she is looking younger these days with a brand new hairdo that gives her a more relaxed image. She has unraveled what used to be a tight slicked-back bun on her head and now wears her locks in a looser, more elegant style. The key to her new look: no more bows.
“It’s a new year, she wanted to try something different,” said Schmidt spokesman Ben LaRocco. “The first time I noticed it I thought she looked great.”
He added: “We’ve been getting great feedback. Don’t get me wrong, I try to be stylish but I don’t notice every detail. It was a kind of change. I don’t know whether it’s going to go back or what. She makes that decision every day. I’m not part of the decision process. I don’t pick out her outfits, either.”
Please, Hill Pony Pals! We MUST HAVE photos!
UPDATE: Pony Pal Supreme™ Fritz sends along the following from his mighty CSPAN archive:
And that's from January 29, so unless Mean Jean got her hair cut yesterday (possibly!), then I'm not buying this "less severe" business. I mean... is it just shorter and puffier in the back? I don't get it.