Carol Platt Liebau: How Much Does It Cost to Make <i>You</i> Look Good?

Monday, July 24, 2006

How Much Does It Cost to Make You Look Good?

Federal Election Commission reports can reveal some tasty little tidbits like those set forth here: Hillary Clinton spends $1600 and $1000 for haircuts, and $1600 and $1300 for makeup application.

It's hard for Hillary to argue that she's the voice of "ordinary people" when she's racking up bills like this, subsidized by her contributors' money. Seems that she's willing to be a little more openhanded with other people's money than with her own (remember those $2.00 deductions for used underwear she took back in the Arkansas days?).

Which is why all of us should be worried if she gets her hands on the federal budget . . .


Blogger COPioneer said...

Wow, and hasn't someone had the nerve to tell her "It's not working!"

9:22 AM  
Blogger Dittohead said...

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10:35 AM  
Blogger HouseOfSin said...

I basically agree and am just being devil's advocate (read: a pain), but I see a difference between "what she spends" and "what she is billed."

In a number of my journeys, I have come across situations where people sensed money and adjusted their bill toward me accordingly. At which point, I took my business elsewhere. Going the other way, I would sometimes adjust my own bill upward depending on the depth of the pockets involved. So, it happens.

Many people, who are already affluent, will take the path of least resistance and just pay the dang bill. This could easily be that.

So to me, it doesn't prove vanity, that she necessarily thinks her hair is worth a dozen Franklins.

It does however betray a horrible ignorance of economics. As you say Carol, this is a big problem for a supposedly serious aspirant.

12:37 PM  
Blogger wile e coyote said...

Instead of spending all that money on coiffures, Hillary should just wear a black beret.

Then Bill might find her irresistable.

12:41 PM  
Blogger Marshall Art said...

Even taking into account the words of houseofsin, Hillary should be seeking out the best deal. Especially if it's coming out of campaign funds or being written off as the article suggests. Just one more reason why she's a bad choice.

2:51 PM  
Blogger One Salient Oversight said...

This is a cheap shot Carol.

How much do YOU spend on makeup? That photo on your front page shows at least some makeup.

9:43 PM  
Blogger Marshall Art said...

C'mon, OSO. The article indicates big bucks for a single appointment. How many of her donating supporters do you think really like the idea of her spending their dough on such things? How many think it's neccessary? This is just as arrogant as her husband holding up air traffic around LAX while he gets a haircut on Air Force One. It's just the kind of abuse that a conservative would get totally ripped for.

11:09 PM  
Blogger JillMartin said...

Pretty boy - does the same!

President George W. Bush steps into the spotlight looking like a man fresh off the pages of GQ magazine. His black cashmere overcoat delicately drapes his shoulders, the blue stripe tie radiates against his white shirt and the suit perfectly fits his fit form. But Bush's past style lapses are forgivable because, since his inauguration he's been wearing some of the best tailored garments --Oxxford suits.

Oxxford continues to create top-notch garments for a price --$2,000 to $14,000 --that loyal customers are willing to pay.

10:20 AM  

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