Juli Weiner of Vanity Fair mocks the idea that manly Marines would want to remain manly:
Marine officers vote on Friday whether they want to adopt the new hats and look like the cast of RENT eating a damn banana smoothie at a David Barton gym or whether they to keep the old hats and with them, their masculinity. [Spits chewing tobacco on ground.]
According to the NY Post after voting by Marines on the proposed covers ends on Friday the final decision will be made by Gen James Amos.
Marine Corps Times: Marine Corps seeks feedback on universal cover for men and women