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Edwards lied about haircut

It turns out that John Edwards was lying when he blamed his staff for scheduling his "$400 haircut" with "that guy." The truth is the guy has been cutting his hair with some regularity since 2003, charging up to $1250 when he had to travel to do it. John Solomon has the story for the Washington Post


For four decades, Joseph Torrenueva has cut the hair of Hollywood celebrities, from Marlon Brando to Bob Barker, so when a friend told him in 2003 that a presidential candidate needed grooming advice, he agreed to help.


The Beverly Hills hairstylist, a Democrat, said he hit it off with then-Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina at a meeting in Los Angeles that brought several fashion experts together to advise the candidate on his appearance. Since then, Torrenueva has cut Edwards's hair at least 16 times.

At first, the haircuts were free. But because Torrenueva often had to fly somewhere on the campaign trail to meet his client, he began charging $300 to $500 for each cut, plus the cost of airfare and hotels when he had to travel outside California.

Torrenueva said one haircut during the 2004 presidential race cost $1,250 because he traveled to Atlanta and lost two days of work.


Read the whole story at the link above. Edwards apparently was seeking to limit the damage from the news he was using the money donated to his campaign for expensive personal grooming. Pretending to be ignorant of "that guy" who flew across the country to cut his hair again and again doesn't wash.

So, all of you poor folks in the "other America" who have such trouble making ends meet, be sure and pony up the $50 you can't afford for the candidate who cares enough about you to look his very best.

Note also that Elizabeth Edwards has been relentlessly attacking Ann Coulter for her harsh language, but was reportedly the force behind hiring virulently anti-Catholic bloggers for the campaign.

If Edwards keeps this stuff up, he's going to give hypocrisy a bad name . . .

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Comments (8)

I admire his simple, down-t... (Below threshold)
Henriette Wayne:

I admire his simple, down-to-earth platform: shampoo, rinse, repeat.

There's the America that ca... (Below threshold)
Alex:

There's the America that can afford $1250 haircuts and then there's my America.

and then he told two friend... (Below threshold)
shazam:

and then he told two friends...
and so on
and so on
and so on

In other news, a dozen US t... (Below threshold)
NH Dem:

In other news, a dozen US troops and somewhere around a zillion dark-skinned people got blown into little pieces in Iraq this weekend. Some suggested that endless colossal blunders on the part of the Bush Administration were in some way responsible, but the doubters were quickly revealed to be just a bunch of raving left-wing loons.

Now, back to our main story -- The Edwards Haircut: A Profile in Debauchery.

Gee, NH Dem, by YOUR "logic... (Below threshold)

Gee, NH Dem, by YOUR "logic," we shouldn't have any sports or business news at all, should we? Why cover politics at all? It should be all about celebrating your terrorist buddies 24/7, shouldn't it?

Moron.

I was going to vote Democra... (Below threshold)

I was going to vote Democratic, but thanks to the heroic efforts of bloggers everywhere I've realized that Democratic politicians are rich billionaire buffoons, while Republican politicians are scruffy, blue-collar salt-of-the-earth types who must really care about my values. Sorry, Edwards! I'll be casting my vote with the common man this time.

Oh, and speaking of being a troll, haha Ann Coulter.

Jim,You've been li... (Below threshold)
bryanD:

Jim,

You've been linked from Wonkette!

Not in a good way, but HEY...!

Meanwhile, I get a woody ev... (Below threshold)
Hair Fetisher:

Meanwhile, I get a woody every time I see Edwards' hair. Am I the only one?




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