Joe American: "Hey, did you hear Barack Obama's victory speech?"
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Bob American: "Wha? Nope. I couldn't take my eyes off of that woman sitting behind him with a flag in her hair. U-S-A! U-S-A!"
Television viewers tuning in to the president's rah-rah speech on Election Night found themselves distracted by a woman, seated behind Obama, who had an American flag stuck in her hair. The Twitter hashtag #FlagInHairLady made the mystery woman's locks the most-talked-about follicles of the 2012 race -- narrowly edging out Joe Biden frosty 'do.
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We gathered 10 tweets that show that even the POTUS can't compete with a lady using the stars-and-stripes as a scrunchie alternative.
And thank you to the lady w/ the flag in he hair...i did not hear one word President Obama said. -___- #FlagInHairLady
— Matt Maniego (@MattManiego) November 7, 2012
— Julia Wong (@JuliaCHBC) November 7, 2012
#flaginhairlady… you’re distracting me from the speech.
— Tiffany ☆ ティファ (@niffyat) November 7, 2012
Ok is anyone else completely focused on the lady over Obama's right shoulder with the flag stuck in her hair. Get it, #flaginhairlady!!!
— Katie Taylor (@KayteaMcGee) November 7, 2012
#flaginhairlady for 2016 !
— christian (@chris_burton_) November 7, 2012
— Andre Sternberg (@andresternberg) November 7, 2012
The best part of that speech was the #flaginhairlady
— Ibrahim Ali (@ibrahimali) November 7, 2012
— Zachary Harris (@Zachary__Binx) November 7, 2012
— Peter Wright (@cool_weirdo_) November 7, 2012
How far into that lady's brain does that flag go?
— josh groban (@joshgroban) November 7, 2012
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