Breaking Hair News: Condi’s Gigantic Square Afro

Source: Wonkette D.C. Gossip (February 14, 2006)
Ok…ok…so this isn’t exactly breaking news. I stumbled upon this gem while on the Internet today and thought it was interesting enough to share.

Because Condoleezza Rice is not based on Capitol Hill, she is ineligible for consideration as part of Hill Hair Watch. But given our obsession with hair here at Wonkette, we feel compelled to share with you this fantastic photo of our Secretary of State, sporting a coiffure so fabulous it puts Angela Davis to shame:

 condi rice with afro.jpg

 If you look closely — or if you’re sitting too close to your monitor (don’t do that, you’ll get eye strain!) — you can see this isn’t actually Condi’s hairstyle. Here’s the caption for the photo, which explains the optical illusion:

Standing in front of a Hungarian flag with the symbol of the Soviet Union cut out of its center, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice smiles while addressing guests at a reception commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Hungarian revolution at the State Department in Washington, February 13, 2006. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque.

We’re as disappointed as you are to learn that Condi Rice isn’t actually sporting an enormous afro. But perhaps she should consider it; contrary to popular belief, it’s a very versatile hairstyle.

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