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Mon Jan 21, 2013, 04:14 AM

Has anyone noticed that president's hair

turns gray or grayer in the 2nd term? It's usually around the temples but in general as well.

Stupid question... but I have always wondered....

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Reply Has anyone noticed that president's hair (Original post)
defacto7 Jan 2013 OP
ZombieHorde Jan 2013 #1
graham4anything Jan 2013 #2
OneTenthofOnePercent Jan 2013 #3
JI7 Jan 2013 #4
sakabatou Jan 2013 #5
Warren DeMontague Jan 2013 #6
PoliticAverse Jan 2013 #7
UnrepentantLiberal Jan 2013 #8
Luminous Animal Jan 2013 #15
butterflygirl Jan 2013 #9
bemildred Jan 2013 #10
cherish44 Jan 2013 #11
defacto7 Jan 2013 #12
cthulu2016 Jan 2013 #13
defacto7 Jan 2013 #16
BumRushDaShow Jan 2013 #14
backscatter712 Jan 2013 #17
Spider Jerusalem Jan 2013 #18

Response to defacto7 (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 04:21 AM

1. Yep, they get older in their second term. nt

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Response to defacto7 (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 04:23 AM

2. it's the hardest, most stressful job in the nation, if not the world

 

and also the natural aging process
(only Reagan kept his jet black hair, but we all know that was not his natural color, as people who saw him after his retirement without hair dye instantly noticed.)

They all have aged in the four years, far greater than four years.
Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, even Nixon (who always looked older than he was) aged greatly.

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Response to defacto7 (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 04:35 AM

3. Most people in their 40's and 50's will start to turn grey in the next 8 years.

 

It's also probably pretty stressful to be POTUS.

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Response to defacto7 (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 04:36 AM

4. yes, just look at Michelle Obama ,she looks about the same age 4 years ago

but the President has aged a lot. i think he also aged a lot just in the last 2 months with Sandy and the School shooting.

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Response to defacto7 (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 04:40 AM

5. When it comes to presidency, it's said that the president will age twice as fast than normal

Stress and other factors.

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Response to defacto7 (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 04:43 AM

6. I'm more gray than I was in 2009, too.

and unlike the President, I don't even have to deal with recurring nightmares about intractable, drunken oompa loompas.



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Response to defacto7 (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 05:47 AM

7. Perhaps once they no longer need to be elected they stop dyeing it. n/r

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Response to defacto7 (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 07:17 AM

8. It's shocking.

 





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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Reply #8)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 11:20 PM

15. Um no. That's what happens when people get older. I'm more gray than I was 4 years ago and

grayer still from 4 years before that.

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Response to defacto7 (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 09:12 AM

9. That has been a fact for years.

 

Although Eisenhower who had very little hair left, was already graying before his second term from what I remember. However, I have always wandered if Kennedy, had he lived, would have followed suit. W probably turned more gray from worrying about what he would say when the country found out that Cheney was really running the show.

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Response to defacto7 (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 09:18 AM

10. It happens when you get older, and stress will turn you gray fast and young.

It means little.

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Response to defacto7 (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 09:21 AM

11. Once one hair turns white the rest of them follow suit rapidly

I went from a raven-haired vixen to a Miss Clarol bottle-brunette in a matter of a couple years. Happened fast!

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Response to defacto7 (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 11:15 PM

12. I was kind of thinking that it's

a sign of distinction. Maybe they are advised to slowly color their hair gray on purpose. Looks wise... looks distinguished.

Nah... then it would be like a conspiracy theory or something. It just seems... expected, after the second election and by the time the second term begins, their hair is suddenly grayer.

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Response to defacto7 (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 11:18 PM

13. After your last campaign, why dye it?

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Response to cthulu2016 (Reply #13)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 11:41 PM

16. Yeah, I guess that's why it's a stupid post.

But then.... there's still a lot of politicking to do, and then there's that "eternal image" of having been the president to solidify.

Oh, forget it.

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Response to defacto7 (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 11:18 PM

14. Meanwhile

the shoe polish was strong with this one....



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Response to defacto7 (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 11:47 PM

17. No surprise. Presidents age in dog-years. n/t

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Response to defacto7 (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 11:55 PM

18. It's not surprising considering that presidents tend to be mid-40's to mid-50's in age

which is the age when most people start to go from salt and pepper to mostly grey (and the stress of the job doesn't help).

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