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Hekate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-02-08 05:40 AM
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124. Jesus, Mari, have some sisterly sympathy why don't you? Your sis is going BALD...
In your photo you appear to have thick well-textured hair that would look good in any color including white. How do you think this makes your sister feel, knowing that you not only won the genetic lottery but that you project "self-loathing" on her for doing her best to keep up her personal appearance?

Perhaps her unflattering hair color is from trying to save money by doing it herself. A good hairdresser could mix her a color that would flatter her skin tone and make her thin hair less obvious. A good hairdresser could also cut and style her hair to make her hair loss less obvious. I don't know her finances, but it would be a chunk of money every month to keep it up and she might not think she can afford it.

Perhaps her "weird rashes" are not the result of "chemicals" but of an untreated medical condition. Has she seen a dermatologist or other doctor about it -- or do you not ask because you don't like how she looks anyway?

Madeleine Albright, incidentally, seems to have been using lady-Rogaine since she left office. Her hair, though still thin, is noticeably thicker than it was during the Clinton years, and you can no longer see her scalp right through it.

So you are not running for political office, facing cameras that accent every physical flaw. Yah?

You are not currently re-entering the job market and competing against thousands of younger men and women, who incidentally look fresh and vital, like they could work long hours and not use the company health-care benefits too much. Am I right?

You are secure in whatever arrangements you have in life (work, etc.) and your genetic good fortune is to look well-groomed with a minimum of effort. Have I got that right?

Sweetheart, cut the rest of us some slack. It's pride in oneself to want to be well-groomed, and it's a realistic assessment of the world as it is to try to stay youthful-looking and fit.

Nearly all those silver-haired women politicians pictured in this thread look like they've had a little eye-work, maybe a wee bit of Botox (not too much or you end up like the Doles), and a lot of them certainly diet and work out.

They also pretty much look like they can kick ass in Congress or the State House. I think they like themselves just fine.


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  -show me one female politician with grey hair Mari333  Dec-01-08 07:30 PM   #0 
  - Anne Richards?  wuushew   Dec-01-08 07:32 PM   #1 
  - Pat Schroeder  wuushew   Dec-01-08 07:34 PM   #2 
  - yes, god bless her. wish i knew of more. wish she was still around  Mari333   Dec-01-08 07:34 PM   #4 
  - Donna Brazile.  Fed_Up_Grammy   Dec-01-08 07:34 PM   #3 
  - thank you i am marking them down  Mari333   Dec-01-08 07:35 PM   #6 
  - She's got a good Indira Gandhi look goin' on. nt  MookieWilson   Dec-01-08 07:49 PM   #20 
  - Brazile is awesome, intelligent, bright... and she's beautiful. So is her hair. n/t  sohndrsmith   Dec-01-08 08:50 PM   #73 
  - that was easy  charlie and algernon   Dec-01-08 07:35 PM   #5 
  - thank you!  Mari333   Dec-01-08 07:37 PM   #11 
  - Madeline Albright - I think - just saw her tonight  Bobbieo   Dec-01-08 07:50 PM   #22 
     - looks dyed  Mari333   Dec-01-08 07:55 PM   #31 
  - Kathleen Sebelius  tekisui   Dec-01-08 07:36 PM   #7 
  - First person I thought of, too. nt  JerseygirlCT   Dec-01-08 08:41 PM   #66 
  - Janet Napolitano?  saracat   Dec-01-08 07:36 PM   #8 
  - beautiful thank you  Mari333   Dec-01-08 07:39 PM   #14 
  - Janet Napolitano..  hlthe2b   Dec-01-08 07:37 PM   #9 
  - it's the unsightly wrinkles that repel my vote....  mike_c   Dec-01-08 07:37 PM   #10 
  - Batting 1000.  aquart   Dec-01-08 07:40 PM   #15 
  - But men are ALLOWED  polmaven   Dec-02-08 01:41 PM   #151 
     - oh I understand....  mike_c   Dec-02-08 02:13 PM   #155 
  - Napolitano, she was on TV a lot today  Uzybone   Dec-01-08 07:38 PM   #12 
  - revlon  greenbriar   Dec-01-08 07:38 PM   #13 
  - Wow jump to conclusions why don't you  BoneDaddy   Dec-01-08 07:42 PM   #16 
  - coloring it sends me the message of self loathing  Mari333   Dec-01-08 07:44 PM   #17 
     - I feel that way about make-up. Young girls' self-esteem is so tied up wiht make-up.  MookieWilson   Dec-01-08 07:52 PM   #27 
     - I agree with you about makeup, also all the waxing, plucking, shaving, hair-straightening,  kath   Dec-01-08 10:10 PM   #105 
     - Possibly...or they could just not like the look of their hair being gray.  Liberal Veteran   Dec-01-08 07:54 PM   #30 
     - yes,true enough. its theater i guess. n/t  Mari333   Dec-01-08 07:59 PM   #37 
     - Remember Jim Trafficant and his wig?  quantessd   Dec-01-08 11:06 PM   #112 
        - I remember quite well, but I don't remember the little, screaming face!  amandabeech   Dec-01-08 11:22 PM   #114 
        - (funny. . I see TWO little screaming faces). . . . . n/t  annabanana   Dec-02-08 06:45 AM   #129 
        - Now THAT's funny!  nathan hale   Dec-02-08 08:03 AM   #132 
     - bullshit. please stop the dime-store psychology  RainDog   Dec-01-08 07:59 PM   #39 
     - i dont scorn anyone  Mari333   Dec-01-08 08:04 PM   #44 
     - I color my hair because my natural color is boring  Beaverhausen   Dec-01-08 08:06 PM   #49 
     - that's not what you said  CreekDog   Dec-01-08 09:45 PM   #95 
     - Thank you for some reason  BoneDaddy   Dec-01-08 08:05 PM   #46 
     - The OP is judging people superficially  CreekDog   Dec-01-08 09:47 PM   #96 
        - exactly.  RainDog   Dec-01-08 09:51 PM   # 
           - Actually appearances say a lot about a person and who they think they are in a society  AngryAmish   Dec-02-08 08:18 AM   #134 
              - yes, I am well aware of these things  RainDog   Dec-02-08 11:12 AM   #138 
     - Coloring sends a message of self loathing?  BoneDaddy   Dec-01-08 08:03 PM   #43 
     - to me it does. but i respect everyones right to do as they wish.  Mari333   Dec-01-08 08:05 PM   #45 
        - If it does for you, great  BoneDaddy   Dec-01-08 08:07 PM   #50 
           - It's not only right wingers who feel comfy judging women's personal choices.  mondo joe   Dec-01-08 09:57 PM   #102 
              - Mondo, I have to be honest  BoneDaddy   Dec-02-08 11:24 AM   #141 
     - This world would be really boring if women were forced to stick with one look  Truth Hurts A Lot   Dec-01-08 08:33 PM   #62 
     - I can't even remember what my original color was. I might be gray, I don't even know now!  blondeatlast   Dec-02-08 01:59 PM   #152 
     - Okay, bullshit --  clspector   Dec-01-08 08:51 PM   #74 
     - you are right  Mari333   Dec-01-08 09:23 PM   #83 
     - 'Loathing' bit of a strong word!  elleng   Dec-01-08 09:19 PM   #81 
     - 57  Mari333   Dec-01-08 09:26 PM   #84 
        - Thanks; I feel much better!  elleng   Dec-01-08 09:52 PM   #100 
        - It might be vanity or another  POAS   Dec-02-08 04:15 AM   #122 
     - So your ultimate purpose with this thread was to flamebait. Lovely........  OmmmSweetOmmm   Dec-01-08 09:19 PM   #82 
     - my purpose was to speak about public figures  Mari333   Dec-01-08 09:40 PM   #91 
        - I don't think that women color their hair, politicians and non-politicians alike because they  OmmmSweetOmmm   Dec-02-08 08:00 AM   #131 
     - everyone is self loathing unless they are willing to look like this guy  CreekDog   Dec-01-08 09:40 PM   #92 
     - It Gives My Hair Body  otohara   Dec-02-08 10:39 AM   #136 
     - So .... do men who use "Just for Men" have self-loathing too?  scheming daemons   Dec-02-08 12:29 PM   #143 
     - What complete and utter bullshit, Mari.  Shakespeare   Dec-02-08 01:35 PM   #150 
  - Older women are seen as 'useless'. Folks here complained about HRC looking old.  MookieWilson   Dec-01-08 07:45 PM   #18 
  - good point. i saw that also. older men dont hear that drivel  Mari333   Dec-01-08 07:46 PM   #19 
     - That is not entirely true. All my life, I have heard how much older the president looks...  Liberal Veteran   Dec-01-08 07:58 PM   #36 
        - yes, but they are still considered eligible and distinguished  Mari333   Dec-01-08 08:02 PM   #41 
           - Barbara Walters is in that age range and has gray hair.  Jamastiene   Dec-02-08 03:50 AM   #121 
              - Barbara Walters is ash blonde.  OmmmSweetOmmm   Dec-02-08 10:08 AM   #135 
  - Grey hair makes women look "old," and men look "distinguished." nt  MookieWilson   Dec-01-08 07:50 PM   #21 
  - Barbara Boxer had grey hair, I think she dyed it recently.  AllieB   Dec-01-08 07:51 PM   #23 
  - what a shame. n/t  Mari333   Dec-01-08 07:52 PM   #26 
     - according to you she hates herself and is obsessed with being young  Beaverhausen   Dec-01-08 08:09 PM   #52 
        - i would just like to see women represent their real age when they are public figures  Mari333   Dec-01-08 08:17 PM   #56 
           - Why can't they look the way they choose to look?  JerseygirlCT   Dec-01-08 08:44 PM   #68 
           - She's not running around in a midriff with a back tatt...  TWriterD   Dec-01-08 11:30 PM   #115 
  - I couldn't care less what color a woman politician's hair is....  AnOhioan   Dec-01-08 07:51 PM   #24 
  - i agree but if they resort to fitting society's description of what is considered electable  Mari333   Dec-01-08 07:54 PM   #28 
     - Wanting to modify one's appearance is not a sign of not respecting oneself.  mondo joe   Dec-01-08 08:03 PM   #42 
     - By your definition or mine? What about when I colored my hair burgundy?  blondeatlast   Dec-02-08 02:04 PM   #153 
  - Margaret Chase Smith  Demeter   Dec-01-08 07:52 PM   #25 
  - And this girl...  MookieWilson   Dec-01-08 07:58 PM   #35 
     - she was blasted for her looks  Mari333   Dec-01-08 08:06 PM   #48 
        - Indeed she was.  MookieWilson   Dec-01-08 08:14 PM   #54 
  - there are plenty of male politicians and journalists who color their gray as well  Beaverhausen   Dec-01-08 07:54 PM   #29 
  - I agree, but proportionately it seems the women are the ones  Mari333   Dec-01-08 07:57 PM   #33 
  - don't forget these guys  wuushew   Dec-01-08 08:00 PM   #40 
     - Shut up!  CreekDog   Dec-01-08 09:51 PM   #99 
  - Here's one  Aqaba   Dec-01-08 07:56 PM   #32 
  - Here's a particularly nasty one  depakid   Dec-01-08 07:58 PM   #34 
  - Janet Napolitano  FrenchieCat   Dec-01-08 07:59 PM   #38 
  - Show me one female anything with grey hair.  roody   Dec-01-08 08:06 PM   #47 
  - heh me too  Mari333   Dec-01-08 08:08 PM   #51 
     - Lovely, Mari.  roody   Dec-01-08 08:16 PM   #55 
        - My husband has that and he's 38  DesertedRose   Dec-01-08 11:13 PM   #113 
  - Boy this went well didn't it?  Ichingcarpenter   Dec-01-08 08:12 PM   #53 
  - and i forgot about katherine harris too  Mari333   Dec-01-08 08:27 PM   #60 
  - The QUEEN of silver hair:  Texasgal   Dec-01-08 08:21 PM   # 
  - in Austin my coworker's sister was her hairdresser  Skittles   Dec-02-08 03:20 AM   #120 
  - Patty Murray?  Blue Belle   Dec-01-08 08:21 PM   #57 
  - Our new Gov in NC  ccharles000   Dec-01-08 08:24 PM   #58 
  - Unfortunately  CRK7376   Dec-01-08 08:24 PM   #59 
  - Kathleen Sibelius. This thread is an epic fail.  anigbrowl   Dec-01-08 08:29 PM   #61 
  - fail or not its helped me a lot  Mari333   Dec-01-08 08:34 PM   #63 
     - OK...... but you were wrong and still don't admit it  Ichingcarpenter   Dec-01-08 08:37 PM   #64 
        - my premise was and still is  Mari333   Dec-01-08 08:39 PM   #65 
           - Still a great looking bunch of Gals!  Ichingcarpenter   Dec-01-08 09:09 PM   #78 
           - 57  Mari333   Dec-01-08 09:15 PM   #80 
              - It is the most coherent case against Intelligent design  Ichingcarpenter   Dec-01-08 09:33 PM   #87 
                 - my sister dyes her hair red really weird red  Mari333   Dec-01-08 09:45 PM   #94 
                    - Jesus, Mari, have some sisterly sympathy why don't you? Your sis is going BALD...  Hekate   Dec-02-08 05:40 AM   #124 
           - Who knew Dianne Feinstein was so tall?  CreekDog   Dec-01-08 10:01 PM   #103 
           - Vanity is a human trait, and not limited to females:  Freddie Stubbs   Dec-02-08 01:06 PM   #149 
  - You don't see alot of bald  JonQ   Dec-01-08 08:43 PM   #67 
  - America the enteral youth culture  Ichingcarpenter   Dec-01-08 09:37 PM   #89 
     - ??  JonQ   Dec-01-08 10:09 PM   #104 
        - Metaphors but you don't really understand those do you?  Ichingcarpenter   Dec-01-08 10:35 PM   #108 
           - ??  JonQ   Dec-02-08 10:54 AM   #137 
  - Madeleine Korbel Albright  Breeze54   Dec-01-08 08:44 PM   #69 
  - Janet Napolitano, Heather Wilson... so women choose to dye their hair  sohndrsmith   Dec-01-08 08:48 PM   #70 
  - Are you serious? What male politician in his right mind would go gray?  Gwendolyn   Dec-01-08 08:49 PM   #71 
  - Rep. Heather Wilson, R - New Mexico  Ilsa   Dec-01-08 08:50 PM   #72 
  - Marci Kaptor, and Zoe Lofgren US House Reps  KoKo01   Dec-01-08 08:51 PM   #75 
  - Olympia Snow  JanMichael   Dec-01-08 08:54 PM   #76 
  - thats terrible.  Mari333   Dec-01-08 08:55 PM   #77 
  - it is terrible.  JanMichael   Dec-01-08 09:12 PM   #79 
  - Our society is anti-aging. It's ridiculous.  genevat   Dec-01-08 11:02 PM   #110 
  - that is Olympia Dukakis, not Olympia Snowe (nt)  ima_sinnic   Dec-02-08 06:23 AM   #127 
     - thank you. I didn't want to say anything  RainDog   Dec-02-08 11:56 AM   #142 
  - Geez.  Erin Elizabeth   Dec-01-08 09:27 PM   #85 
  - I redefined what i meant by that a few threads up  Mari333   Dec-01-08 09:36 PM   #88 
     - Even public figures have the right to do what they want with their own bodies.  mondo joe   Dec-01-08 09:38 PM   #90 
     - well of course they do  Mari333   Dec-01-08 09:42 PM   #93 
        - Well, unless you want to plat Dr Frist the Psychistrist, you really don't know why anyone  mondo joe   Dec-01-08 09:50 PM   #98 
           - love you anyway.  Mari333   Dec-01-08 09:53 PM   #101 
              - this is what is so annoying about this thread  RainDog   Dec-02-08 02:53 PM   #156 
     - I do not see those women trying to look any younger than they are  KitchenWitch   Dec-01-08 10:47 PM   #109 
  - This girl ain't ashamed of the grey - she EARNED it!  MookieWilson   Dec-01-08 09:31 PM   #86 
  - Sebelius  karynnj   Dec-01-08 09:50 PM   #97 
  - Madeline Albright has salt and pepper hair  WillieW   Dec-01-08 10:12 PM   #106 
  - Lynn Woolsey(n/m)  ProudToBeBlueInRhody   Dec-01-08 10:17 PM   #107 
  - Found another one.. 'Gov. Jan Brewer' (AZ-R)- Gov. Napolitano's replacement  Breeze54   Dec-01-08 11:05 PM   #111 
  - Sufficiently embarrassed, are you?  Terran   Dec-01-08 11:33 PM   #116 
  - nope I am not.  Mari333   Dec-01-08 11:42 PM   #117 
  - I'm honestly glad so many have been identified  Terran   Dec-02-08 11:23 AM   #140 
  - They look fine  vanderRock   Dec-02-08 12:51 PM   #145 
  - They wouldn't look better if they wanted to dye their hair and didn't  blondeatlast   Dec-02-08 02:11 PM   #154 
  - Apparently not sufficient yet.  Bornaginhooligan   Dec-02-08 11:17 AM   #139 
  - I just saw a "Just for Men" ad  thecatburgler   Dec-02-08 12:17 AM   #118 
  - I think maybe her hair varies, but...  DangerousRhythm   Dec-02-08 12:25 AM   #119 
  - Greek Style.  TWiley   Dec-02-08 04:36 AM   #123 
  - dupe  TexasObserver   Dec-02-08 06:00 AM   #125 
  - I greatly prefer hair the color nature made it.  TexasObserver   Dec-02-08 06:00 AM   #126 
  - Better living through chemistry.  Thothmes   Dec-02-08 06:42 AM   #128 
  - Does Margaret Chase Smith count?  nathan hale   Dec-02-08 07:59 AM   #130 
  - Here's my favorite female pol...  PassingFair   Dec-02-08 08:14 AM   #133 
  - show me one male politician with a bald head  scheming daemons   Dec-02-08 12:31 PM   #144 
  - Jessie Ventura  deaniac21   Dec-02-08 12:58 PM   #147 
  - I call, Indiri Ghandi....  deaniac21   Dec-02-08 12:56 PM   #146 
  - Have to pull their panties down to see  madokie   Dec-02-08 01:01 PM   #148 

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