You knew it was coming: From today’s Boston Herald (h/t, Kevin D. Williamson): “Stylists to passé Sarah Palin: Let your hair down.”

Yes, Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin has a lot on her plate: a pregnant teen daughter, a son on his way to Iraq, an infant with Down syndrome and a looming national election.

But must her hair suffer? With her long, straight, often pinned-up locks, Palin looks one humid day away from fronting a Kiss cover band.


“It’s about 20 years out of date,” said Boston stylist Mario Russo of the Alaska governor’s ’do. “Which goes to show how off she might be on current events.”

The stylists, as they have for McCain and Biden, have spoken. (Given voice, of course, by reporters really combing over the issues in this election.)

More from the Herald:

We know the former Miss Alaska runner-up’s stance on on stem cells and teaching creationism in schools, but what’s her position on scrunchies vs. banana clips?

Perhaps Gwen Ifill can get to the bottom of that (where, too, is Biden on banana clips?) on October 2.


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Liz Cox Barrett is a writer at CJR.