Thursday, July 05, 2007

It's his own fault he's so susceptible to mockery

Wow, the Washington Post is really doing some crackling political reporting these days. For example, take this groundbreaking article, "Splitting Hairs, Edwards's Stylist Tells His Side of Story: Man Behind Pricey 'Dos Details Long Relationship."

This 1200+ word article about John Edwards' hair features a scintillating Larry King-like interview with Edwards' hairstylist. Don't underestimate the ways in which the skilled scissors of one Joseph Torrenueva may alter the course of American history.

Bush has Rove, Edwards as has Torrenueva.
"What I did was, there was too much hair on top, always falling down, and it made him look too youthful. I took the top down and balanced everything out. He couldn't see it. But then we went into the bathroom. He looked in the mirror and said, 'I love this,' and that was it."
And into the middle of all this excreta, John Solomon inserts this irony bomb:
It is some kind of commentary on the state of American politics that as Edwards has campaigned for president, vice president and now president again, his hair seems to have attracted as much attention as, say, his position on health care.
Well, I don't know what it says about the state of American politics or even the state of political coverage in America. But it sure says volumes about the state of political coverage in the Washington Post.

And don't blame Solomon and the rest of the hair-brained media for any razzing Edwards may take over his grooming habits. Edwards, Solomon tells us, "has been unusually susceptible to mockery."

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