Thursday, January 31, 2008

BREAKING: Jean Schmidt Got a New, "Less Severe" Hairdo

Why would anybody report this without providing pictures? Oh, cruel The Hill:

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.


Major Mel Funkshun said...

"I don’t pick out her outfits, either.”
Well, maybe he should ! (or is that to damned obvious?)


karenzipdrive said...

To run a visual story without a pic is just not good journalism.
The Hill really goofed this one up, I agree.

Anonymous said...

Lots of recent pictures at
But if the difference is slight, if any.

karenzipdrive said...

Shhhh we are in a library!
Don't upset the librarian or we'll get kicked out!

dguzman said...

If this is her "new" hairdo, and it's supposed to be "less severe," then she obviously missed her calling as Nurse Diesel in High Anxiety.

Jess Wundrun said...

I'm still trying to get over the fact that Jean Schmidt has a publicist.

Can you imagine that the only material there is to work with is the fact that she took a bow out of her hair?

Keith said...

Is she the one that slipped on vomit in hallway?

Stranger said...

Hi, PSP,

Forgive the blogwhoring, but my blog has an exclusive pic of the new 'do, as well as a different one that Jean's advisors rejected. Find them at

Blue Gal said...

They claim this is the new hairdo. Looks like the old hairdo to me: