Taking A Little Off The Top Of The Campaign
When news that the "people's candidate" who talks about how awful it is that there are two Americas gets $400 haircuts hits a blogosphere that is generating 10 or 15 new posts a minute, then the new American politics comes into focus. Edwards is dyed in the wool self-indulgent. Remember when he and Kerry got caught scarfing ritzy food from the tony Newburgh Yacht Club after nibbling at the local Wendy's?
Cutey Pants just doesn't learn -- or better put, he refuses to put what he's learned above what he wants for himself.
So what about Torrenueva Beverly Hills Hair Design? Here's what one reviewer says:
I was lucky to be turned on to this place by an agent I worked with. A block off Rodeo drive, it has the atmosphere of a truly luxurious salon, but with a reasonable price. The staff is always extremely friendly, always remembers me, and is always happy to fit me in at short notice. They also validate parking in the building. I'm particularly vain about my hair, and I consistently receive the best haircuts there. There is no hurrying - they take their time, and make sure everything is perfect. I can't recommend it enough.Sounds really nice ... if you're into Rodeo Drive and lots of pretty boys flitting around to make you feel special. It appears the Leftyblogs don't share his view:
wow! pretty sweet! a real man of the people.. a real progressive there! glad i didn't contribute to this campaign.... how can anyone justify spending 400 bucks on a haircut is beyond me
the most i ever paid for a haircut was about $30...i was pretty happy with it... (MyDD)
More glib is the powerful Wonkette:
John “Lonesome Rhodes” Edwards may be lagging behind Obama and Clinton in dollars and poll numbers, but he’s miles ahead — in style!
The AP reports today, purely as fodder for us, that Edwards’ campaign committee has picked up the bill for a couple of John’s haircuts, two of which clocked in at an impressive $400 per.
Fans of specious political legends will be pleased to note that the AP repeats the tale of Bill Clinton’s $200 dollar 1993 haircut. This news means that Edwards will be twice as great a president as Bill.
Also, gay gay gay.
I don't know who Big Banana is, but he wins the prize for the best "cutting" remark. Snip, snip, snipe:
So John Edwards spends $400 per haircut. He's also spending millions to get his ass waxed in the primaries.Ouch. If I were John, I'd hustle over to the Pink Sapphire for a nice massage and facial.