...and I am NOT a skater punk. For anyone who got the impression from the front page of Wednesday's Oregonian
that Rep. Earl Blumenauer, the East Side's emissary to Washington, had become the first Congressman able to do a nosegrind and ollie on the way to the Capitol building...sorry. An aide at Blumenauer's office confirmed that the representative did not dye his hair bright blonde, as the photo seemed to suggest - but that the light just happened to hit him in a funny way.
Sure enough, his head of hair is still "salt and pepper" as usual. But take note Rep. Blumenauer - the blonde hair/bowtie combo has lots of potential for gaining street cred/starting new and bizarre fashion trends in future campaigns.