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Is Hillary Clinton's new hairstyle a 2016 makeover? Or do we need to chill?

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(Read caption) Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton applauds international delegates during the Women in Public Service Project leadership symposium Tuesday at Bryn Mawr College in Bryn Mawr, Pa.

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It’s apparent that the Hillary Rodham Clinton White House watchers are getting truly dog-days-of-summer desperate when they start writing about – what else? – her much-discussed hair.

“It might just be the first step in a makeover of presidential proportions,” crowed the New York Daily News earlier this week. “Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton appeared Monday at [an] Arkansas library dedication, sporting a new refined hairdo that could be a sign of her further polishing her image ahead of a 2016 White House bid.”

Oh, for goodness sake, has she – and have we – not yet graduated from all that talk of the former secretary of State’s up-dos and -don’ts? Yes, as the Daily News reminds us in a slide show accompanying this vital story, Ms. Clinton has, over 30 years in public life, sported a bob, a classic Washington helmet head, a ponytail, and long and loose straightened locks, among many, many other looks. And oh, those 1990s headbands!


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