PHOTOS: We’re Concerned About Michele Bachmann’s Manicure

They say you should dress for the job you want, and it follows that you should accessorize and have an analogous beauty routine for it, too. If that’s the case, we don’t think Michele Bachmann really wants to be president.

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That’s because last night at the CNN debate among the GOP presidential candidates in Las Vegas, Bachmann gestured and gesticulated her points about Iran’s penchant for nuclear weapons and tax reform with a French manicure. And while we’ll be the first to admit that we’re pretty concerned about nukes and taxes, we also just cannot get past the tips of Bachmann’s nails.

Bachmann’s manicure, which she’s been wearing for months — possibly even years — is probably the least presidential style choice any of the GOP candidates have made over the course of the campaign. (And we include Newt Gingrich‘s awful purple tie when we say that.)

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Regardless of what party they come from, we expect our president to be a modern citizen of the world. All a French manicure says to the world is, “I’m about ten years behind the times.” Seriously — when was the last time you heard someone at a nail salon ask for traditional, white French tips? Moreover, when was the last time you saw a woman in power wearing the manicure? Meg Whitman doesn’t seem to wear any polish on her short-clipped nails, and neither does German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Queen Elizabeth II can’t be spoken for — her majesty always wears gloves in public.

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Don’t get us wrong. The French manicure isn’t necessarily a bad look, it’s just not very with it. Is that what Bachmann is trying to tell us about herself?

Take a look at her nails below and tell us what you think.


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