Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Haircuts, Makeup, and Media Reaction

John Edwards got a lot of less than favorable media attention when it was noticed that his presidential committee paid for what many consider grossly overpriced haircuts.

It makes me wonder how much notice will be paid to Mitt Romney's presidential committee paying at least $300.00 for beauty tips and services.

Mr Romney listed the fees as “communications consulting” to a California company that describes itself as “a mobile beauty team for hair, makeup and men’s grooming and spa services.”

I say at least $300.00 because it is clear that someone on his staff tried to hide the expense by using a creative line item to shield it from notice. One is left to wonder what other consultants and services may be lurking behind other bland titles on his expense reports.

You are also left to wonder if Mitt will get the same level of outraged and snickering reporting that John Edwards got from the US media.

1 comment:

foolme1ns said...

I find the issue of Edwards haircut to be extremely interesting. The media, who deliberately keeps bringing up the subject, uninvited and without provication, of the haircut, are the very ones telling us that this story will not go away.

Well they are the ones perpetuating it so that it doesn't go away. And who gives a rats behind anyway?

Edwards has money, but he is seen as turning against his "class" and wanting to help the poor and disadvantaged and this cannot go unassaulted. He must be made an example of.

Romney is rich, but he is in the clique, so he is off limits. He is "one of them".