The liberal-Democrat media celebrated Valentine’s Day a traditional way: gushy tributes to the new first lady. On Feb. 12, Jill Biden tweeted on her @FLOTUS Twitter account a photo of herself, with a scrunchie in her hair, at a Washington, D.C., bakery picking up “Valentine’s treats for the weekend.” “Don’t tell Joe,” she joked.
Glamour magazine posted an article titled “First Lady Jill Biden Wore a Scrunchie While Shopping and People Felt So Seen.” New York Times reporter Claire Cain Miller tweeted, “Loving the scrunchie energy.”
A Washington Post “PowerPost” headline read, “Scrunchies and dog walking: the country gets a taste of Jill Biden’s radical normalcy.”
On Twitter, I asked the author of this puffery, Jacqueline Alemany, “What is ‘radical normalcy’?” No reply.
Alemany boosted the PR stunt, writing: “Biden’s scrunchie that really lit up the Internet. Leave it to a scrunchie to capture the zeitgeist of President Biden’s promise to ‘return to normalcy,’ a stark departure from the