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Heavy-Handed Politics

"€œGod willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world
without the United States and Zionism."€ -- Iran President Ahmadi-Nejad

Friday, April 20, 2007

John "Look At My Hair" Edwards

We all probably remember John Edwards' "Breck Girl moment" from his failed VP run in 2004 where he was captured on video carefully grooming, and primping, his "groovey" locks. In the event you do not remember:

John Edwards does have "cool, shiny, silky" hair. And thus, some refer to him as "Silky Pony." Of course, if you have hair this great, you must spend time and money on it. And that he does. He plopped His campaign committee plopped down $400 for a hair cut with celebrity stylist Joseph Torrenueva in Beverly Hills, and another $400 two weeks later, again at Torrenueva's salon.

A spokesperson said Edwards would reimburse the campaign for the $800 that was billed "in error" to them. Apparently he will not, however, dip into his pocket and pay back the campaign fund for the "$250 in services from a trendy salon and spa in Dubuque, Iowa, and $225 in services from the Pink Sapphire in Manchester, N.H., which is described on its Web site as 'a unique boutique for the mind, body and face' that caters mostly to women."

I have to say, this is not your typical male behavior. Some people (including Rush Limbaugh) would say this behavior is but one example of the "feminization of the American male."

Coincidentally, John Edwards does have the endorsement of many national LGBT leaders. In addition, "Pretty Boy" has the endorsement of Kate Michelman, abortion-rights veteran.

At a rally near the University of Cal-Berkeley recently, Michelman was asked about why she decided to back the former senator from North Carolina.

She responded by saying, "I've gotten to know a lot of political leaders over the years that I've been an advocate for women's rights. I know the difference between those who advocate as a political position and those who understand the reality of women's lives. As a lawyer, as a senator, as a husband, as a father of two daughters, he understands the reality of women's lives. He understands the centrality of women's lives and experience to the health and well-being of society as a whole. … He understands that on an extremely personal level," she said.

Of course this is all hogwash but this has prompted Rush Limbaugh to ask, as well as The New York Sun, "Could Edwards Become First Woman President?" in much the same manner as Bill Clinton being dubbed as America's "first black president."

Ah, yes ... the new American castrate(e).

Now of course he has the right to spend his money any way he so chooses. I am a capitalist at heart. You earn it - you spend it. It's yours. His money; but come on now, campaign money should not be spent in this manner.

However, regardless of where the money comes from, to pay this amount of money for her his hair styling, spaing, manicuring, massaging, and facials, he has a perception problem. A big one. Spending this kind of money on such things and living in a 28,000 square foot home, and having his wife Elizabeth ridicule a neighbor of theirs for having "slummy" property, does nothing to help him advance his cause in convincing the American people he is on the "right side" of the "Two Americas" issue that he tries so hard to advance.


  • "Silky Pony" was yesterday's Edwards nickname...the new one is "Pink Sapphire"

    By Blogger Douglas, at 2:37 PM  

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