The Graying of a President

President Obama's graying hair has been covered since the very early days of his administration. But Paul Bedard of US News & World Report is now suggesting he's getting even grayer now that "successes haven't been as easy to grab," and he's had to deal with so much angst over the situation in Afghanistan and the battle over healthcare reform:

Everyone knows that with rare exceptions—like Ronald Reagan—the pressures and stress of the presidency turn hair gray over time. But in just four months, and pushed to the limit by the economy, a Supreme Court vacancy, the war in Afghanistan, and healthcare reform, President Obama started turning from Ebony cover boy to Grecian Formula model.

We were actually thinking President Obama was looking better these days and the gray hair was giving him an added measure of presidential gravitas. At no point, though, did the words "Ebony cover boy" ever come to mind.

Just Four Months In, Obama Starts Graying [US News]
Related: For Young President, Flecks of Gray [NYT]