Obama Stealing Bill Clinton's Hair PR StrategyS

Those stories coming out about Obama's barber saying how Obama's hair is already turning grey? Total ripoff of hero president Bill Clinton's own first term PR strategy:


"Highlights" (ha) of an LA Times story from April 9, 1993:

GRAY GETS RESPECT; THE PRESIDENT, A PREMATURE AND UNABASHED SILVER FOX, CREATES 'POSITIVE IMAGE CONSCIOUSNESS'

Though still shy of his first hundred days in office, Bill Clinton has not been spared his share of media criticism. But there's one rite of presidential passage he will never have to undergo: the comparison of two photos, one from before Inauguration Day and one some time later, the former showing the chief executive with shiny dark hair, the other illustrating how much grayer he has become as President.

Clinton, now 46, began going gray five or six years ago — "probably about the time he started thinking about running for President," says Jim Miles, owner of the U.S. Male hair salon in Little Rock, Ark. Miles cut Clinton's hair regularly from 1979 until the inauguration.

The only difference is Obama trotted his barber out a full month earlier in his term than Clinton did, proving once again that Hope is Progress. [Pic via]