Debbie Wasserman Schultz Gets New Hairdo; Internet Goes Nuts

Normally, the Pulp would never consider a politician's hairstyle news, but U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Weston) is a special case. For some reason, the internet hates her hair. Her tightly spiraled, dyed-blond curls have been called "angry perm" and "nappy," and Rush Limbaugh once accused her of using mayonnaise on her tresses. Last week, when we published a blog about Wasserman Schultz canceling a speech at a local Muslim group's fundraiser, some commenters cared more about her hair than her decision not to appear at the event.

No one talks like this about Marco Rubio's hair or Charlie Crist's deep-fried tan, but whatever. Cyberspace is now in a tizzy because Wasserman Schultz appeared on MSNBC Friday with sleek brown, blown-out hair. The crimped curls are gone, at least for the moment. And there's a Twitter hashtag, #waronperms, being used to discuss this monumental event.

So maybe now people will pay more attention to the words coming out of the congresswoman's mouth?

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Lisa Rab
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