The Eternal Appeal of Hairlessness

March 5th, 2009

The New York Times is very concerned (ie, they have published a front page story about) the fact that President Obama’s hair is getting grayer. The reporter Helene Cooper talked to a founder of RealAge–the web site that considers your extracurricular activities like smoking and drinking to determine your “real” age–who tells us that presidents age two years for every year in office; we also hear that Presidents Roosevelt, Wilson, and Roosevelt all developed hypertension, and that Clinton had to have heart surgery post-White House. Walt Frazier tellsĀ  Obama to start dyeing his hair, as Frazier does–“No play for Mr. Gray.” I say, strike another victory for the bald, who render such discussions moot.