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Updated: July 6, 2013 6:28AM

Hillary’s hair!

It’s shorter!!!

The press may have focused on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s jokes about her penchant for pantsuits at the trendy Council of Fashion Designers of America gala honoring fashion designer Oscar de la Renta Monday night, but Hillary’s hairdo is the story.

◆ To wit: The former first lady, who once told Sneed how much she liked to experiment with hairdos, may be giving us an early signal she plans to run for president.

◆ Why? Hillary, who trimmed her long locks after leaving the State Department, is now sporting a look akin to her campaign coif. She no longer looks like Benjamin Franklin.

◆ Translation: Consider her cranium when she’s running for office: In 2003, she wore a slick, short hairdo when she was a senator from New York. Ditto when she was running for the Dem presidential nomination in 2008.

◆ Hillary’s closer-cropped style may have skipped the notice of de la Renta, one of her favorite designers. But his comment upon accepting the award from her was duly noted.

“I hope she’s going to be our next president,” he said.

◆ No kidding. His clothes, worn by former first ladies Nancy Reagan, Barbara Bush, Hillary Clinton and Laura Bush, are not popular with first lady Michelle Obama.


The tweet sheet . . .

Tweet twaddle: The White House is being blasted for ineptness with the media, but this takes the birthday cake.

◆ To wit: On Monday, the White House’s official Twitter account tweeted it was veep wife Jill Biden’s birthday, but they were two days off. It’s Wednesday.

◆ Translation: If they can’t get a birthday right, what are they getting right?

Rahm ‘em . . .

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who celebrated his daughter Leah’s bat mitzvah with his family this weekend — will take a father-daughter trip to Israel to celebrate in mid-June.

◆ A busy fella: Sneed is also told Rahm will participate in a forum honoring Israeli President Shimon Peres on his 90th birthday and speak on a panel with former Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair about executive leadership.

GOP goop . . .

Pssst! Criss cross: Now that Illinois House Republican Leader Rep. Tom Cross has indicated he will likely run for Illinois attorney general, watch for veteran state legislator Rep. Jim Durkin of Western Springs to toss his hat into the ring to succeed Cross.

Mitt’s mate . . .

Yum: Ann Romney, wife of former GOP presidential catastrophe Mitt Romney, is working on a cookbook that includes the folder of recipes the mother of five sons gave to each daughter-in-law when they joined the family.

◆ Translation: It’s the project of someone who must have had a lotta time on her hands.

I spy . . .

◆ Trekkie pizza: It may have gone viral when Brit actor Sir Patrick “Star Trek” Stewart announced he’d tasted his first slice of pizza during a visit to New York last week, but it was steak he ordered at Chicago Cut Steakhouse for lunch last Friday. . . Ditto actor David “Friends” Schwimmer Thursday.

◆ Mick & friends: Mick Jagger — in town for a series of concerts at the United Center — dropped by the House of Blues Saturday to celebrate pals Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts’ birthdays before catching local band the Lovehammers in a concert at the same venue.

Sneedlings . . .

Calendar date: Don’t miss the Annual Garden Walk and Model Train Display Benefit in North Barrington on June 29, with proceeds benefitting the Harvey M. Silets Memorial Scholarship Fund, which provides scholarships to the Interlochen Arts Camp in Interlochen, Mich. . . Wednesday’s birthdays: Mark Wahlberg, 42; Pete Wentz, 34, and Suze Orman, 62.

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