March 5, 2009

WELL, HE HAS HAD THE WORST START SINCE LINCOLN:

For Young President, Flecks of Gray (HELENE COOPER, 3/04/09, NY Times)

Well, that didn’t take long. Just 44 days into the job, and President Obama is going gray.

It happens to all of them, of course — Bill Clinton still had about half a head of brown hair when he took office but was a silver fox two years later, and George W. Bush went from salt and pepper to just salt in what seemed like a blink of an eye.

But so soon? “I started noticing it toward the end of the campaign and leading up to inauguration,” says Deborah Willis, who, as co-author of “Obama: The Historic Campaign in Photographs,” pored through 5,000 photographs of the first head over the last year.

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 5, 2009 10:11 AM
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