Politics Extra
Enquirer reporters give the scoop on what your politicians are doing

Jessica Brown,
Hamilton County reporter

Jon Craig,
Enquirer statehouse bureau

Jane Prendergast,
Cincinnati City Hall reporter

Malia Rulon,
Enquirer Washington bureau

Carl Weiser,
Blog editor

Howard Wilkinson,
politics reporter

Powered by Blogger

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Yes, this is a real story

We print here, in its entirety - with the actual headline - an article from the Jan. 30 edition of The Hill, a Capitol Hill newspaper:

Rep. Schmidt has new, less severe, hairdo

Rep. Jean Schmidt (R-Ohio) has been told she is looking younger these days with a brand new hairdo that gives her a more relaxed image. She has unraveled what used to be a tight slicked-back bun on her head and now wears her locks in a looser, more elegant style. The key to her new look: no more bows.

“It’s a new year, she wanted to try something different,” said Schmidt spokesman Ben LaRocco. “The first time I noticed it I thought she looked great.”

He added: “We’ve been getting great feedback. Don’t get me wrong, I try to be stylish but I don’t notice every detail. It was a kind of change. I don’t know whether it’s going to go back or what. She makes that decision every day. I’m not part of the decision process. I don’t pick out her outfits, either.”

Don't believe me? It's right here


I know you're clamoring for a photo. If you've got one, send it. So far, this is the best we've got, shot at a chicken soup judging contest last weekend. Thanks to CinWeekly's Katie Kelley Schmid.


at 4:59 PM, January 31, 2008 Anonymous Fan of Schmidt/Taft said...

Schmidt is doing a great job in Congress. Last week she co-sponsored a bill to establish July as National Watermelon Month. This week she's redone her hair. She's come a long way since her days of raising taxes with Bob Taft and Larry Householder!

Re-elect Jean Schmidt. She'll continue to make us proud.

at 6:05 PM, January 31, 2008 Blogger rictalley said...

Monitoring hair style????? Who cares? National Watermelon Month? Who cares? This confirms how ridiculous and OVERPAID journalists truely are. What's wrong boys-n-girls....BORED? CUT THIS BS AND REPORT SOMETHING OF IMPORTANCE...NOT FULFILLING SOMEONE'S SELF-CENTEREDNESS!!

at 6:07 PM, January 31, 2008 Anonymous Peter Schmidt said...

Now she should do the exact opposite with the skin on her face:

Pull it tight, lose the wrinkles.

And maybe Nick "Phone Boy" Owens could sandblast her yellow teeth.

at 6:12 PM, January 31, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's all a part of the new kinder, gentler Jean Schmidt. No more "Mean Jean" here, no siree!

Personally, I miss the old Jean: the plagiarized newspaper articles, the falsified résumé and fudged marathon results. And of course, her signature move: insulting a decorated war veteran on the House floor. Ah, the good ol' days...*sigh*

at 6:38 PM, January 31, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Schmidt is an absolute embarrassment in congress and needs to be replaced.

De-Elect jean Schmidt. Or she'll continue to embarrass us.

at 6:49 PM, January 31, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

She must have changed her hairdo in the last day or two because she had that same old tight bun at the State of the Union speech the other night. They had a good video of her pushing her way to the front of the crowd before the speech and shoving a program in Bush's face to autograph.

at 6:49 PM, January 31, 2008 Anonymous Knab said...

I liked her better in the 70s when she was called Alice Cooper.

at 7:02 PM, January 31, 2008 Blogger Princess Sparkle Pony said...

But where, I ask you, are the pictures? Oh, The Hill can be so cruel.

I'll believe it's less severe when I see it.

at 7:05 PM, January 31, 2008 Blogger OrangeD00d said...

Right before the State of the Union speech the other night, when President Bush was walking down the aisle to deliver his final address as POTUS, he was greeted left and right by supporters wishing him well, go get 'em slugger, etc.

After the speech, many of them asked Dubya to autograph their program. He was signing stuff left and right, had the ol' Sharpie going like crazy... but before the speech, nobody bothered him with such trivialities.

Nobody, that is, except Jean Schmidt.

Jean Schmidt was the only person I saw during that whole trip down the aisle that asked George for his autograph.

I thought that was pretty funny, personally. Kind of sums up her career in Washington in a nutshell.

at 7:07 PM, January 31, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love stories about something that's visual, without the picture to go with it.



at 7:44 PM, January 31, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Schmidt gets a new hairdo" is newsworthy? Seriously?

I'm still waiting for the headline that says, "Schmidt gets a soul". Now that would be newsworthy!

at 8:01 PM, January 31, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank goodness. I normally think it is petty and sexist to talk about a woman's hairstyle, but every time I sa Jean Schmidt with that bow in her hair, I would cringe.

at 8:13 PM, January 31, 2008 Anonymous Hugh Janus said...

Wow... are you people seriously attacking her haircut?

at 8:18 PM, January 31, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

schmidt's trying to do a total makeover. she even has a new website up: www.jeanschmidt.com

Try everything you can mean jean to divert our eyes from the evil repub secrets!


at 10:41 PM, January 31, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear republicans.

As an independent voter, I'd like to request that you please put forth someone else as a candidate. I cannot ever in good conscience vote for someone like this.

If you don't put forth someone else, I will vote for a monkey in a diaper before I'd vote for her.

at 10:45 PM, January 31, 2008 Anonymous victoria wulsin gave me malria said...

jean schmidt was the only one getting an autograph? clearly you didn't watch the speech. in fact, clearly you've never watched ANY state of the union speech.

an uninformed democrat refusing to actually get FACTS? *shocked*

at 11:09 PM, January 31, 2008 Anonymous Josh said...

If this whole Congress thing doesn't work out I think that Mean Jean could play Skeletor alongside Brad Pitt in the next 'Masters of the Universe' film.

at 11:34 PM, January 31, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Appreciate the blog & most posters. A good laugh is good for the heart & soul!

If you didn't think it's funny, buy a clue.

at 11:37 PM, January 31, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Schmidt/Brinkman is the best Reps can offer, I'll be forced to vote Demo. Slap me.

at 11:55 PM, January 31, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

This story is BS. But all these shrewish, catty comments remind me of what it must have been like at a women's sewing circle gossipy nit-picking session. You folks must not have a whole hellova lot to do. You'll be laughing out the other end after the good Congresswoman clobbers whichever Dem is unlucky enough to win the Jackass Party nomination. That goes double for you COASTers.

at 12:35 AM, February 01, 2008 Anonymous cheese said...

O thank god for National Watermelon month! Jean Schmidt's purpose in Congress has finally been realized. I am glad our nation's lawmakers right now are concerned with watermelons.

at 8:45 AM, February 01, 2008 Anonymous common sense said...

Here we go again! I mention in blog that it's all Wulsin Wulsin Wulsin and here we go with trivial stuff about Jean Schmidt!!
Is that the extent of news coverage, read what someone in DC writes and then republish it??

How about meeting with the people that know her! Talk to her husband, her daughter that runs the dance studio, her twin sister & spouse that run a successful business in town. This family has stories to tell and are an assest to our region!!
Enough with the perfume, hair styles, ect.
Her daughter Emily was recently married and runs a dance studio. How about an article on the dance studio??

Enough with the negative stuff about Jean Schmidt and the flowery stuff about Wulsin!!!

at 8:50 AM, February 01, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you to The Hill and The Enquirer.

I can now sleep at night and even die a happy man.

This was truly the epiphany I was seeking.

at 2:03 PM, February 01, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anon 8:45am:
Why would anyone want to read about Jean Schmidt's daughter's dance studio?

at 7:49 PM, February 05, 2008 Anonymous Vox Populi said...

Another non-story republished by the political hack reporters of the Stinkwire.

It seems like this entire blog has become an anti-Republican blog. Where are the negative stories about wacky Wulsin?

Post a Comment*

Links to this post:

Create a Link

* Our online blogs currently are hosted and operated by a third party, namely, Blogger.com. You are now leaving the Cincinnati.Com website and will be linked to Blogger.com's registration page. The Blogger.com site and its associated services are not controlled by Cincinnati.Com and different terms of use and privacy policy will apply to your use of the Blogger.com site and services.

By proceeding and/or registering with Blogger.com you agree and understand that Cincinnati.Com is not responsible for the Blogger.com site you are about to access or for any service you may use while on the Blogger.com site.

<< Home

Jim Borgman
Today at the Forum
Paul Daugherty
Politics Extra
N. Ky. Politics
Pop culture review
Who's News
Roller Derby Diva
CinStages Buzz....
The Foodie Report
Classical music
John Fay's Reds Insider
High school sports
UC Sports
CiN Weekly staff