Monday, October 24, 2011

Hillary Flips Out

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton walks past a General Motors "Spark" while touring the GM Powertrain plant in Tashkent, Uzbekistan Sunday Oct. 23, 2011. Iran should not misread the withdrawal of American troops from Iraq as affecting the U.S. commitment to the fledgling democracy, Secretary of State Clinton said Sunday. (AP Photo/Kevin Lamarque, Pool)

Yes, it is funny that Hillary went to Uzbekistan right after Herman Cain's mortifying "beki beki stan stan" gaffe, but what I really want to talk about, obviously, is her hair. What. On. Earth. Is Hillary doing with her hair? An ironed-out, shoulder-length blonde flip? Really, Hillary?

You might recall that I once described Jan Brewer as a 65-year-old woman trapped in a 30-year-old's hairdo. This is worse: Hillary is a 64-year-old woman trapped in a 17-year-old's hairdo... from 1965.

There's something about this that screams "makeover,"  and it's making her look ridiculous.

And you'd think I'd be happy about the return of The Flip to the State Department!


Fran said...

Personally, think it all went out the window, once she went out with the scrunchie. Seen that way in public, it has just gone downhill.

This photo is the Secy of State equivalent of someone else going out with their hair in curlers and a schmatte.

Makeover is needed indeed!

Peteykins said...

It's more like she needs an un-makeover.

Lulu Maude said...

I strolled down Memory Lane and re-visited Condi's flip. It always brought to mind Olive Oyl.

Matty Boy said...

The Flip definitely brings back the 1960s, but Leslie Gore had a lot more body and perkiness. Being under 25 makes that easier.

Some girls went with the Flip AND the Bangs, but that obviously takes more commitment than Hillary is willing to undertake.

The Cat's Meow said...

"Cathy has lived most everywhere / From Zanzibar to Berkeley Square / But Patty's only seen the sights / A girl can see from Brooklyn Heights / What a crazy pair!"

HIllary must be a fan.

Aunt Snow said...

I'm just trying to think of what she COULD do that would look better. As someone of similar age with equally fine limp blonde hair, I'm at a loss.

I would not want to maintain a meticulous perm or updo while travelling to Uzbekistan. Maybe a simple bun, instead?

Not sure why she has chosen to grow it out.

I like the rust-colored tunic, though.

Christopher said...

Well Aunt Snow. For starters it could be several inches shorter. That would help immensely.

sleepy in saudi said...

I think she's channeling Princess Sparkle Pony's effigy from the top of the page. All she needs is the pink headband and bangs.

samael7 said...

I suspect it's actually the cabinet position that causes an incumbent's hair to curl. Heaven knows, it would mine.

Lsamsa said...

Well, I went with the 'flip & the bangs', but I was 16 at the time...and yes, it was that time.
Now being 60, with much less quantity & quality of hair...I wear it 'up'. Flatters the ageing face more (read hair up while face goes down)& is easier to fake some volume.
Seems Hillary needs to find a better hair stylist & one who is honest about what looks good on her.