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Sarah Palin's 'do is the subject of much speculation.

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What's up with Sarah Palin's hair? Her signature sexy-school-marm beehive transformed overnight into the carefree wash-and-go look. Maybe she's hoping the new look will throw doppelganger Tina Fey off her trail.

Tina Fey's "Saturday Night Live" parody of Palin has become a cultural phenomenon and one of the most YouTubed videos online -- and all the attention isn't helping Palin. A Washington Post poll found that the "Tina Fey factor" is turning voters against Palin.

"Presidential impersonators do influence elections, and in this one, Tina Fey is well on her way to ruining Sarah Palin's political career," Jerald Podair, a professor of American Studies at Lawrence University, told the New York Post. Sure candidates change their look all the time -- Joe Biden is raising eyebrows for his suspiciously unraisable eyebrows (can anyone say Botox?). But Palin's new look says that she's trying to recast herself in a new light. It seems the endless parodies (even rappers, like White Rapper Show star John Brown, can't resist the urge to mock) seem to be taking a toll on Palin's choice of hair product."

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13 comments so far | Post a comment now
janet October 14, 2008, 6:32 PM

dumb!! what does her hair have to do with anything!! stupid!! ITS HAIR! find something interesting to talk about!

mama_chita October 14, 2008, 8:29 PM

who cares about sarah palin’s hairstyle?

Lori M October 14, 2008, 8:41 PM

Jerald Bodair is obviously beyond idiotic if he thinks an SNL character is going to ruin a political candidates career. Give me a break…what a ridiculous story this is. As usual, a total lack of respect for a woman who has accomplished more in her lifetime than most women can say. And for that, she is constantly put down by the media. Why is that? I’d say perhaps because she threatens liberals and their evil ways of life. She stands for the good of all. For that she is chastized. I’d have to say though she carries her cross with grace and honor. Those who continue to “throw stones” at her will soon find themselves judged harshly. I look forward to the medias demise. They deserve it!

Kate October 14, 2008, 9:11 PM

I’ve seen photos of Palin with her hair up after these taken of her with her hair down. Do you wear your hair exactly the same way every single day? I don’t think so, so why should Palin wear the same style day in and day out?

Just another dumb post, brought to you by momlogic! Seriously, enough with the silly posts designed in an attempt to stir up controversy!

Palin - Just Say No! October 15, 2008, 4:14 AM

Yes, please. Can we stop talking about her hair and start talking about how much she sucks! I can’t imagine this family anywhere near the white house. The more I hear about the Palin family, the more I’m convinced she’s not lying when she compares herself to Joe-Six-Pack!

McCain may not ever have had my vote, but now he has lost my respect as well. Sarah Palin = John McCain’s BIG Mistake ‘08

no more bullying, ANYWHERE October 15, 2008, 5:43 AM

I don’t care what any say’s but Tina Fey’s actions are not funny, instead it’s bullyish. Then while laughing at her, we talk about why bullying has become such an epidemic.
Shame on Tina Fey, stop giving her attention

Anonymous October 15, 2008, 10:30 PM

George Bush was impersonated several times and the butt of many jokes..he was president for two full terms…impersonations are funny and that’s all. They don’t ruin a politician’s career, they just better the comedian’s career.

Just Vote October 16, 2008, 10:22 AM

Why is that? I’d say perhaps because she threatens liberals and their evil ways of life. She stands for the good of all.”

Wow, thank you for enlightening me on the evil ways of liberals. My goodness, I never knew that every single one of them was so gosh darn terrible!! Please. She stands for the good of all? Sure, unless you’re gay/lesbian/etc and want to marry your partner or perhaps your father raped you and you got pregnant and want to get an abortion. Other than that, you may be on to something!

Moral of the story, you can’t lump together every single liberal because that’s ignorant. That’s like saying all blondes are unintelligent.

And I highly doubt that Tina Fey is ruining her political campaign. If she’s losing favor with people, it’s probably because of her own blunders and whatnot. I mean people are a lot smarter than that to judge someone based on a joke. So maybe they’re pulling away from her based on her actual campaign.

S Lewis October 16, 2008, 10:25 AM

I can relate better to Sarah Palin then any other politician out there. She’s married, a mom and a normal person. Why does she threaten so many people? I find it interesting how women are so against her… Your only a woman if you support abortion? Her views do not make her any less… maybe it makes her stronger…

russ clark October 16, 2008, 10:29 AM

It’s VERY EVIDENT to me that Palin makes for a Highly Qualified “Mayor or State Level”, Official. Also, GLOBAL POLITICAL RESPECT is BEYOND her Grasp.

It seems like a High School SOPHMORE was drafted by THE YANKEES to play major league baseball. A good CAMEO at best !!!!!

Juanita  October 16, 2008, 11:15 AM

Who cares what movie stars think. So
Bon Jovi got mad about his songs being
played at McCain/Palin rally, he just
should be glad there played at all.

Palin will be good as VP look what VP’S
we had before………………….

Gina October 16, 2008, 11:39 AM

This is so stupid. We can’t let comedians, musicians, etc. control politics. We are already letting them in our homes and cars too much anyway. We are letting celebes raise our children. What do they know about politics and what is best for us. Your going to take advise from people like Madonna? Tina Fey is doing her job let her do it but do not let her effect your vote. Look at the real issues. Some put all morals aside for fame. Music is put out there without restictions on who can listen or play it. Get real and grow up. Think before you speak Mr Bon Jovi. Also, we need to consider everyone in political positions they are destoying this country one tainted bill at a time. That is what she is saying. People need to think really hard about who they are voting for and why. Would you let these people watch your children or control your hard earned money? If not don’t vote for them. Obama is a good speaker/polititian like a car salesman is a good speaker/salesman. He is not in the race for our good and our country’s good he is for self gain and self satisfaction. Excuse any mispellings got to get on to better things.

AnneH October 16, 2008, 12:21 PM

Too funny…that is the WORST they can come up with on Sarah Palin! LOL…ALERT everyone, she changes her hair style! People rant and rave about McCain’s VP pick when Palin blows them away at the Republican Convention…and so now, “Palin’s new look says that she’s trying to recast herself in a new light”….huh???…Why would you change a good thing when it’s working?! Stupid article…just like all these celebrities that are complaining about their songs being played…they should be THANKFUL that anyone is playing their music…won’t get another red cent from me to buy their songs! Tired of the BS and want the REAL STORY! McCain/PALIN ‘08!

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