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August 23 2014

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sarah palin: internationally minded, after all?

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While Britons continue to try and stir a style war between France’s Carla Bruni-Sarkozy and their own Samantha Cameron (a.k.a. “SamCam,” a.k.a. wife of Tory leader David Cameron), the contested issue of who is wearing the Jackie O shift better seems overshadowed by the more interesting issue of the two women’s collective hairstyle of choice—or at least we think so. Behold the short-bangs ubiquity on both sides of the Channel. While marveling at how political better halves in Europe seem to favor the easy, brushed-forward fringe, we couldn’t help but notice our own political pool’s preference for the side sweep. Michelle and Cindy continually choose the conservative style over the easier, more playful tendencies of their transatlantic counterparts. What does it all mean? Americans are in fact stodgier than the French and the British and perhaps not ready to accept any derivation of hipster hair in the White House? Probably. Or else the divergence can be used as yet another interpretation of Sarah Palin’s continually discussed hairstyle, which seems to favor the Continent more than her mistrust of passport holders might lead you to believe. Discussion encouraged.

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