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John Edwards isn't involved in his own haircuts

When Edwards was asked why he got a $400 haircut he said, "other people arrange these things, and I wasn't personally involved in it." Via The Politico:


So, what exactly did he spend $400 on? Goodness, he could have gotten the same haircut at SuperCuts for $20.

Hat tip: Instapundit


Comments (49)

What an insufferable boob!<... (Below threshold)
marc:

What an insufferable boob!

The man clearly needs help.

"My hair failed to consu... (Below threshold)
DJ Drummond:

"My hair failed to consult me before spending four hundred dollars on a haircut"

No ...

"I was minding my own business, when this fru-fru-type guy - not that there's anything wrong with that - grabs me and drags me into a back alley hair salon"

No ...

"I voted against the four-hundred-dollar haircut before I -"

No ...

Hmm ...

"It's Bush's fault!"


(partisan audience cheers)

Cue the next joke uttered d... (Below threshold)
marc:

Cue the next joke uttered during the next Republican debate.....

Do you think Giuliani is "i... (Below threshold)
Brian:

Do you think Giuliani is "involved" in his own haircuts? Do you think he walks down to the local barber on the corner and pays $7 for a trim?

Or do you think he has a staffer arrange it? And do you think the hair cutter comes to Giuliani, rather than has Giuliani go to them? And do you think they charge a little extra for the house call?

Yes, $400 is a lot, and worthy of a raised eyebrow. But don't get all naive, stupid, and slack-jawed about it just to make a political point.

Brian:Yes, $40... (Below threshold)
marc:

Brian:

Yes, $400 is a lot, and worthy of a raised eyebrow. But don't get all naive, stupid, and slack-jawed about it just to make a political point.

Last time I checked Giuliani wasn't attempting to run on a platform based on "Two America's," where he (Edwards) is clearly among the one America that can afford a $400 dollar haircut and one America that can't or wouldn't for the sake of common sense and fiscal responsibility.

The man is a tone-deaf shyster, plain and simple.

In any case, when asked the question his best response would have been to simply say it was a mistake not place blame on some underling.

Shades of John "it was that damnedable secret service guy that PUSHED me down the ski slope" Kerry.

Both fall into the arrogant prick category.

It's not 400.00 for the hai... (Below threshold)
Matt:

It's not 400.00 for the haircut. That is 20 bucks. The 380 is for the "extra" that comes with the haircut.

Before someone thinks I'm a... (Below threshold)
marc:

Before someone thinks I'm against Edwards getting a $400 dollar haircut let me clarify:

He was overcharged, and received less service for his dollar spent. The are better places, at better prices with far more "service" than he received.

Rumors claim Ted Kennedy recommends the place but it hasn't been confirmed as I write this.

He channeled some dead hair... (Below threshold)
metprof:

He channeled some dead hairstylists and they took care of the details.

If he was not involved, who... (Below threshold)

If he was not involved, whose hair was cut?

So this guy doesn't even ma... (Below threshold)
CharlieDontSurf:

So this guy doesn't even manage his own haircut, and doesn't mind his haders spending $400 on one...are you libs sure you want him "managing" the US budget?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AE847UXu3Q

Asked how it felt to come f... (Below threshold)
nogo postal:

Asked how it felt to come from a privileged rich political,banking family and pretend he's just a regular rancher from Texas...Bush replied..
Look..I made it to Yale because of my SAT's..I worked full time and still maintain a 3.5 GPA..
I only dream either I or my family had the money of John Edwards"...
Meanwhile GOP leader Mitt Romney stood on the porch of his humble summer home ...not to be confused with his other homeshttp://www.concordmonitor.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050731/REPOSITORY/507310400/1037/NEWS04

and said.."I pay $400 a week to feed my whole family...
..soon to come
John McCain's adobe home in the middle of AZ desert..and Rudi's modest Brownstone in Brooklyn..

yep...unlike Edwards..Republican candidates are damn near broke..and never spend too much money as part of their lifestyle..

You're off topic nogo, go f... (Below threshold)
marc:

You're off topic nogo, go find a thread on Bush or the Republicans.

Or, just go away.

Maybe it came with a happy ... (Below threshold)
BillyBob:

Maybe it came with a happy ending.

Lol. All that means is that... (Below threshold)
Jeff Blogworthy:

Lol. All that means is that he has tiers of elitism. He's so elite that that he has others arrange for his super-elite haircuts. Iterative elitism.

And BTW nogo: The neighbors... (Below threshold)
marc:

And BTW nogo: The neighbors apparently don't maind having the former Gov in their midst:

"He doesn't jump out and say, 'Here I am, world,'" said Bob Hughes, the local real estate broker who sold Romney his house. "He very much fits into the community without raising a fuss. It's fun to see him in town."

Very different from the arrogant prick Edwards who's wife complains about an OMG, Republican nieghbor.

Is John Edwards' time SOOOO... (Below threshold)
Dirk:

Is John Edwards' time SOOOOO important, he can't spare an hour to behave like a normal person and get a haircut like 90% of the male population does? He doesn't even have a job.

Hey Nogo , the topic is a... (Below threshold)
Rob LA Ca.:

Hey Nogo , the topic is about John (no fricken clue) Edwards. Primp Boy? nope. 28,000 sq ft mansin ? Nope , done that. Two America's John? nope.

This time it's about yet another idiot arrogant democrat who has no clue what the hell he is doing , what his handlers are doing and when asked a question that isn't scripted trips all over his pecker to avoid having to answer a simple question. Another Democrat Huckster Fraud exposed for what is it the tenth time? Another Hilary "I do not recall" moment.

How many times do these Rats need to be exposed for the criminal frauds that they are? This prissy little prick thinks he can bamboozle his faggoty ass into the Presidency and he doesn't have a clue what he paid for a hair cut? Did the POS leave a tip ? Or is he just lying so that he doesn't have to accept responsibility for being such hypocrite and jackass as he blows up his own shtik he thought was going to a sure ticket to the White House?

Yup , he surely is a Perpetual Fraud like the rest of them.Next!

Do you think Giuliani is... (Below threshold)

Do you think Giuliani is "involved" in his own haircuts?

Giuliani still gets haircuts?

"Yes, $400 is a lot, and worthy of a raised eyebrow."

A raised eyebrow is all? Four. Hundred. Dollars. For a haircut? For that kind of jack, Giuliani could demand a full, flowing head of hair.

What ever happened to "<a h... (Below threshold)
marc:

What ever happened to "shave and a haircut - two bits?"

I hope the Dems are dumb en... (Below threshold)
Mike:

I hope the Dems are dumb enough to nominate this shyster. We could nominate Tancredo and still wipe the floor with 'em.

BillyBob -- your point is w... (Below threshold)

BillyBob -- your point is well taken...


Although I know the term as "happa endih."

Ah, The Politico: your one-... (Below threshold)
mantis:

Ah, The Politico: your one-stop shop for Edwards haircut news. Enterprise, style, and impact, in spades! And...

If Edwards can't take respo... (Below threshold)
Wayne:

If Edwards can't take responsibility for his staff actions on a haircut decision, what are the chances that he will take responsibility for anything that happens on his watch as president? Sort of like Kerry blaming the Secret Service for falling down while skiing.

Let's see, first the $400 h... (Below threshold)
Jo:

Let's see, first the $400 haircuts. Then at Christmastime he gets his staff to call Walmart, trying to use his name to try to get one of those Playstation/XBox (whatever it was) at Walmart that everyone else was camping out to get, after giving many a speech denouncing Walmart. Even Walmart said he was trying to "cut in line." Then he works for a hedge fund company that uses some sort of offshore tax shelters that he usually RAILS against "the rich" doing. And now on Drudge we see he charged $55,000 to speak to a public university on the subject of poverty, after having said many times that college tuition is too expensive for many students.

Not to mention the 25,000 square foot house. All the while speaking about the Two Americas.

It doesn't get any more of a joke than this.

Only a democrat, only a democrat.

A raised eyebrow is all?... (Below threshold)
Brian:

A raised eyebrow is all? Four. Hundred. Dollars. For a haircut? For that kind of jack, Giuliani could demand a full, flowing head of hair.

Well, it's not like it was a $700 haircut. Or a $10,000 suit.

Assuming that both your lin... (Below threshold)
marc:

Assuming that both your links are accurate Brian, and I assume they are, how does that change the fact Edwards is an empty suit who is so tone-deaf he places himself in a position to be mocked and ridiculed?

Other than that, do you have evidence Edwards doesn't wear suits that cost thousands of dollars?

Brian:What, you do... (Below threshold)

Brian:

What, you don't think I'd have a problem with these examples, too? That's insane. Nice try with the "gotcha moment" though.

Most of my amazement with Edwards is from a guy's perspective...he's a man. He spent it on his hair. I fully expect a pampered female (no offense, ladies, but it's true) to spend a ridiculous amount of money on her hair. But a man? With people nicknaming him Silky Pony?

That boy ain't right.

Other than that, do you ... (Below threshold)
Brian:

Other than that, do you have evidence Edwards doesn't wear suits that cost thousands of dollars?

marc, is this your new tactic? You just invent facts that you would like to be true, and then challenge others to prove that they're not? You're using this in other threads, too.

Well, to paraphrase you:

Why ask a question you or the [person you're asking it of] can't possibly answer without having been in [a privileged situation]?


Oh, wait I know.

You ain't got nothing else.


Ok Brian, you've proven Lau... (Below threshold)
Dirk:

Ok Brian, you've proven Laura Bush is just as feminine as John Edwards. You sure showed us.

Considering you are full on... (Below threshold)
marc:

Considering you are full on "defend Edwards mode" Brian perhaps you can explain this brand new tidbit from the Silky Pony:

"One of the things we ought to be thinking about is some level of mandatory service to our country, so that everybody in America not just the poor kids who get sent to war are serving this country," Edwards said.

BTW, Brian you need to revisit that thread and do a rethink about who was making things up.

What, you don't think I'... (Below threshold)
Brian:

What, you don't think I'd have a problem with these examples, too? That's insane. Nice try with the "gotcha moment" though.

Glad to hear it. I didn't notice you raising the comparison on your own, though, so I figured I should. Not a "gotcha" moment at all, since my links were over 2 and 4 years old. Just trying to jog the memory of those on the right who seemed to have overlooked the information.

Most of my amazement with Edwards is from a guy's perspective...he's a man. He spent it on his hair.

OK, but be realistic. He didn't look through a catalog, pass over the $50 haircut, the $100 haircut, the $200 haircut, and finally insisted on the $400 haircut. He most likely told one of his staffers to get him a top hair stylist, and they found one who charged $250 plus $100 house call plus $50 travel time, or something like that.

Yeah, that's a lot for hair, but not for rich people who still have the hair that Edwards has. Certainly no more extravagant than $10,000 suits.

perhaps you can explain ... (Below threshold)
Brian:

perhaps you can explain this brand new tidbit

Ah, the old "changing the subject" ploy. Nope, won't fall for it.

Ok Brian, you've proven ... (Below threshold)
Brian:

Ok Brian, you've proven Laura Bush is just as feminine as John Edwards. You sure showed us.

No, I've proven that she's almost twice as feminine. What's the matter, can't you read?

OK, but be realistic.</i... (Below threshold)

OK, but be realistic.

I plan on being able to retire when I'm 55. Even if my wildest dreams come true, and I somehow become the richest person in the world, you will never catch me spending more than the standard rate for a haircut, and I do care about what I look like. You can be sure I won't spend anywhere near $400-$700 for a haircut or $10,000 for a suit.

Now that's realistic.

Is John Edwards' time more ... (Below threshold)
Dirk:

Is John Edwards' time more valuble than Lex Luthors or something? Its not like an hour spent going to a barber is an hour where he would have made 50 kajillion dollars? Besides, its a nice bit of campaigning to personally go to a barbershop.

Brian:Ah, the ... (Below threshold)
marc:

Brian:

Ah, the old "changing the subject" ploy. Nope, won't fall for it.

Odd, you fall for most if not everything the dems spew on a daily basis.

And I forgot to add, (the o... (Below threshold)
marc:

And I forgot to add, (the old "changing the subject" ploy) which is exactly what you did with your 2 and 4 year old links on suits and haircuts relating to Bush.

POT.........Kettle.

The twain do meet, and call each other names

Ok Brian, you've proven... (Below threshold)
Jo:

Ok Brian, you've proven Laura Bush is just as feminine as John Edwards. You sure showed us.

Bwahahahahahahahah.....priceless.

Six bits, six bits, its the... (Below threshold)
epador:

Six bits, six bits, its the expensive version!

you will never catch me ... (Below threshold)
Brian:

you will never catch me spending more than the standard rate for a haircut

Well, that's why it made national news when Bill Gates was spotted in a 7-11 fumbling through his pockets for a $.20 coupon. But you won't spot him in Supercuts anymore.

which is exactly what yo... (Below threshold)
Brian:

which is exactly what you did with your 2 and 4 year old links on suits and haircuts relating to Bush.

Yeah, in a thread about expensive haircuts, I posted a link related to expensive haircuts. Waaaaaay off topic.

You funny.

Bwahahahahahahahah.....p... (Below threshold)
Brian:

Bwahahahahahahahah.....priceless.

Hi, Sock Puppet Jo! Which of your sock puppets are you using tonight? Looks like you're Sucker Fish Jo tonight, sucking onto Dirk's post. Hey, want to know the only thing more pathetic than watching you suck onto someone else's post with no point of your own? It's watching you suck onto a post that I had already smacked down! Woo-hoo! Love it! Bwahahahaha! Good luck finding someone else to tell you what to think tomorrow! Sweeeeeeet!

Brian, I know this escapes ... (Below threshold)
Zelsdorf Ragshaft III:

Brian, I know this escapes you because you cannot address it. It is none of the other people you seem to want to bring into the discussion that have claimed to be "of the people" or for the poor folk. He didn't earn his money, he lawyered people out of it. You do not see the hypocracy of his acts you are blind. Probably on purpose. Funny, you have no trouble finding fault with Bush, but when it is a Democrat, Brian to the defense. You really do not have any sense do you?

Brian:You funn... (Below threshold)
marc:

Brian:

You funny.

Thanks glad you noticed.

However despite your flailing about my links were direct on topic (edwards) yours were, although about hair and "suits" (off topic much, it was haircuts) they weren't about Edwards. At best they could be called tangential and superficially relevant.

Comparing a suit to a hairc... (Below threshold)
Dirk:

Comparing a suit to a haircut is inapt for many reasons. First of all, a suit is something you can use for your entire life. A haircut lasts barely 2 months. Second of all, you can even give a suit to someone else to wear after you die. Third of all, George Bush has a job as President of the United States and God knows that the Left would throw a fit if he "disrespected" the office by not wearing a nice suit when appropriate. John Edwards is has no job except running for President.

You do not see the hypoc... (Below threshold)
Brian:

You do not see the hypocracy of his acts you are blind.

I see. So rich people who acknowledge the discrepancies between the rich and the poor are no longer allowed to act rich, but rich people who pretend we're all one big well-off happy family are absolved from the excesses of their wealth because hey, at least they're not hypocrites. Got it.

However despite your flailing about my links were direct on topic (edwards) yours were, although about hair and "suits" (off topic much, it was haircuts) they weren't about Edwards.

So starting from "Edwards' haircut", any followup link regarding "Edwards" is still on topic, but any followup link regarding "haircuts" is no longer on topic. Got it.

Third of all, George Bush has a job as President of the United States and God knows that the Left would throw a fit if he "disrespected" the office by not wearing a nice suit when appropriate. John Edwards is has no job except running for President.

And of course, we are to assume that when Bush was running for president, and even before that, he bought his suits at Macy's. Got it.

Boy, here we have three in a row who are just going to such absurd extremes to keep the "Edwards haircut" story alive. Well, I'm glad you all found something other than Rosie to obsess over. But since any post about Edwards is apparently still on topic, how about this one... how many dead Americans in Iraq is Edwards' haircut responsible for? (Psst... it's a rhetorical question.)

Brian:Boy, her... (Below threshold)
marc:

Brian:

Boy, here we have three in a row who are just going to such absurd extremes to keep the "Edwards haircut" story alive.

As they say about dancing the Tango it takes two.

In this case while berating those that "keep the 'Edwards haircut' story alive" you've done just fine doing the same in a feeble effort to support the Silky Pony.

Congrats... hope you enjoyed the ride.

When Edwards was asked w... (Below threshold)
Steve L.:

When Edwards was asked why he got a $400 haircut he said, "other people arrange these things, and I wasn't personally involved in it."

No one seems willing to consider that he may be telling the truth. He might just send his hair out for a haircut, so he's not actually involved.

Don't look now, but there's... (Below threshold)
mantis:

Don't look now, but there's a real story about how full of shit Edwards is. I don't want to detract from The Politico's hard-hitting 14-part series on haircuts and hypocrisy, but I thought it might be appreciated among, oh I don't know, people with maturity beyond that of a middle-school student. Carry on, haircut warriors!

Edwards charges $55,000 to speak to UC Davis students about poverty

That could cause both parents and students to note some irony here: UC Davis -- like the rest of the public University of California system -- will get hit this year by a 7 percent tuition increase that likely hits many of the kids his speeches are aimed at helping.

We wondered if this is Edwards' going speaking rate, and how come he didn't offer to do it gratis for a college, particularly a public institution.




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