On April 16th, RedState’s Susie Moore posted the story “Kyrsten Sinema Continues to Show Her Bi-Partisan Colors.”
Well, now the Democratic senator’s showing a different kind of color: purple.
Ring the bells — the future is now, and we finally have our first lavender-locked congressperson.
On Monday, Kyrsten took to the chamber floor with shiny purple hair, and the surfacing photos drew plenty of attention.
In a very Mysterio move, like the Green Goblin (or the Joker, or The Riddler, or The Lizard), she mixed her purple with some bright green. And in keeping with the comics, she showed up with a mask:
A masked Senator Kyrsten Sinema identifying herself here by pointing at her purple-pink hair was a moment. Watch: pic.twitter.com/OB7uM5JdUt
— Steven Dennis (@StevenTDennis) May 4, 2020
A US Senator With Purple Hair? Krysten Sinema’s New Look Is Causing A Stir https://t.co/tct1Vqnbel Arizona, Coronavirus, DC Exclusives – Blurb, DC Poltics, Entertainment, Kyrsten Sinema, coronavirus
— Liberty News (@libertychannel) May 5, 2020
It was a groundbreaking look, but I suppose it makes sense: We’re all finding out what I’ve suspected for decades — dress codes are baloney. People are staying home and working without pants and still getting things done. I guess the revolution’s trickling into the legislature.
On the other hand, the last few years have seen Washington become a bit more more junior highish. A lot of sophistication’s left the building (for reference, see something puerile enough to perplex you purple — the Green New Deal). Is our first Capitol Hill cotton-candied coiffure a turn toward the teenaged?
Either way, Kyrsten let everyone know it’s her.
Masked Sinema identifies herself by pointing at her purple hair (!) and then votes.
— Burgess Everett (@burgessev) May 4, 2020
One tweeter thought it was the senator’s way of saying, “May the 4th Be With You”:
— Duo Dab (@Duo_Dab) May 4, 2020
Otherwise, reviews were mixed:
So, we can't get our hair done, but she can?
— Sunni Stewart (@Sunnistorm763) May 5, 2020
— Recite Social (@ReciteSocial) May 4, 2020
What is a video you cannot stop watching right now?
— Adam Rifkin (@ifindkarma) May 4, 2020
Me too. I appreciate the mere seconds of a bit of light & levity in these dark, dark days.
— Elizabeth (@EAKoyle) May 5, 2020
There’s hope for my youngest granddaughter, Brynn, yet. She was pink-streaked at age 3. The only reason she’s her natural blonde now is that the hairdresser is closed.
— Robin Meszoly (@rmeszoly) May 4, 2020
From what I’ve heard she’s kind of a DINO (Democrat in name only). Can’t say I’m a fan.
— Doctor Synth (@RSepeta) May 4, 2020
A little heavy on the “I want attention” messaging, but ok.
— (((Book))) (@Book_56) May 4, 2020
The floor of the US Senate is not the place for this undignified conduct! Very immature. Save it for a rally, if that.
— huntress (@pat18654576) May 5, 2020
I LOVE it!!!!! She totally goes out of her way to NOT fit the stereotype of a U.S. Senator. She’s my senator, BTW, Can’t wait until @CaptMarkKelly joins her.
— AUNTIE LILO (@LiloAuntie) May 5, 2020
It’s refreshing to see a Senator with a fun attitude, instead of some stick up the butt stuffy ones that we have.
— Tina M. #RidinWithBiden (@TreasonIsNotOk) May 5, 2020
— EddyCaplan (@EddyCaplan1) May 4, 2020
Love that she did this. Wasn’t much of a fan before this.
— Consuelo Franchesca (@zenalona) May 4, 2020
— Jay.wilson77226 (@jaywilson76226) May 5, 2020
She’s too far right for me but skittles is absolutely a look more people should go for. Color rules.
— but daddy i love himbo (@brucezeleney) May 4, 2020
This is what your “leaders” think of you, America.
— 乾草麋 (@haymoose) May 5, 2020
I don’t *love* her politics but they’re okay and she has a great attitude
— mactavish (@mactavish) May 4, 2020
I like her she’s strong and independent and stands up for herself
— (ELOI) ELementsOfHIM (ELOHIM) (@OfLements) May 4, 2020
One user offered an apt analysis. On July 21st of last year, RedState’s Bonchie colored Kyrsten as perhaps “the most conservative senator AZ has had in a decade.”
Twitterer geographile pointed out that Sinema’s snazzy shade is the perfect blend of both red and blue:
She’s on the right side of left but she’s from Arizona, which is reddish-purple. She wouldn’t have won as a true progressive. I’ll take what they’ve got.
— geographile (@geographile) May 4, 2020
What do you think of the senator’s statement? This isn’t your grandma’s upper chamber. What would you say it’s a sign of?
I look forward to finding out in the Comments section.
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