Carol Platt Liebau: The "Breck Girl," Indeed

Thursday, July 05, 2007

The "Breck Girl," Indeed

This account reveals that John Edwards has paid as much as $1250 (that's right, over one thousand dollars) for a haircut.

The story jibes with what I'd been told by someone with personal knowledge of the matter . . . Edwards' stylist has had to close up his shop to fly to the presidential candidate on the trail -- hence the hefty numbers.

Now, the best defense the Edwards campaign can muster is that the candidate didn't pay attention to the bills. That's a great one. So what else is he not paying attention to?

There are two Americas, indeed. And John Edwards obviously belongs -- not only to the one that can afford thousand-dollar haircuts -- but to the one that hires aides who think that such spending is A-OK.

3 Comments:

Blogger Earth to Carol said...

Chicago Sun Times
May 6, 2001
by Lisa Lenoir

Highlights:
- "But Bush's past style lapses are forgivable because, since his inauguration he's been wearing some of the best tailored garments -- Oxxford suits."
- "This guiding principle ensures Oxxford continues to create top-notch garments for a price --$2,000 to $14,000 --that loyal customers are willing to pay."
- "Mr. Bush was so pleased with the fit of his tuxedo, suit, and topcoat and trousers that he immediately ordered six more garments."

10:19 AM  
Blogger Marshall Art said...

Is he paying for this out of campaign funds or his personal fortune. Tell me it's the latter and not the former. I suppose one could make the case that personal grooming while campaigning could be a legit expense considering the public exposure. But a haircut's a haircut. Waste your own dough, but not the dough of your supporters.

3:16 PM  
Blogger Marshall Art said...

Yeah, nice ETC, but who's money did he use? THAT'S the point, not the price.

5:10 PM  

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