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This Is Not a Washington Post Article
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Is it, do you think, that The Washington Post is attempting to eradicate its image as one of the austere Grey Ladies with this substanceless black hole of absence parading as a column, complete with a paragraph-long paean to Wesley Clark’s nose? Are they trying to take the A out of “staid” and replace it with a big ol’ U.P.?

Is it not a sign of the end times that this report appeared on a section front page?

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Robin says…

While I don’t think good hair is high on the nation’s agenda, I do think good writing can save even the most vapid subject.

And this columnist (named Robin — coincidence? I think not) brings a lot of wit to his/her assignment. I submit:

In an image-conscious world, Gephardt, 62, suffers because his strawberry blond hair is indistinguishable from his scalp. On television he tends to look like a lab mouse in a cluster of field mice. During debates, one half-expects the Animal Liberation Front to burst in, flip over his lectern and tell him to run to his freedom. Surely voters would forgive him the use of a colorist who could give him a few lowlights.

That is some serious snark! It made me laugh out loud, and I say however the Post can pull that off, more power to them.

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