"... as also of course happens when she 'thinks things' and then 'writes them down' and 'alerts the public as to her thoughts.'"
Heh. I got FireDogLake writing in the anti-Althousiana genre.
ADDED: I guess Firedoglake is flouting the "civility" bullshit that's been bandied about lately.
AND: Here's the link to Hoft, where there is a nice juxtaposition of photographs along with my quote about the President's hair color change. (Let's call it his "mood hair.")
I think it's important to talk about the way politicians use their visual image in communicating their message. Clearly, we talk about female politicians' hair all the time. It is different to talk about men's hair, of course, because men aren't supposed to care much about their hair.
It's part of the conventional manly image not to pay attention to hair, and when a man runs afoul of that image, he gives his opponents raw material that... well, that can make a hilarious video. (That video was much funnier before the pricks that own the "Theme from Rawhide" asserted their candyass rights.)
AND: Here's how female politicians are treated when they change their hair: