Edwards Was Not Personally Involved In The $400 Haircut

It says something about how trivial political coverage has become when The Politico runs a headline saying Edwards not involved in haircut. According to Edwards, “Other people arrange these things, and I wasn’t personally involved in it.”

In that case, whose hair got cut?

Bill Clinton must be kicking himself for not coming up with this excuse for some of those women who were brought to him by the Arkansas state troopers when he was Governor. That line still works. “Other people arrange these things, and I wasn’t personally involved in it.”

Update: It looks like I wasn’t the only one who couldn’t resist blogging about this story. Iowa Voice attempts to make an analogy between this and Democratic political beliefs. I’m sure that post is written somewhat tongue in cheek as mine is so I won’t dwell too much on analyzing the specifics.

Iowa Voice writes, “So let me get this straight. Not only is Edwards pampered to the point of getting $400 haircuts, but he’s also pampered to the point where he has to hire people who themselves hire people to come and cut his hair?” That’s a bit of an exaggeration, as having existing staff handle such things isn’t totally far fetched, but its a real stretch to claim this is a “demonstration of a closely held Democrat belief here.” Still, this sort of thing should be taken as a warning of what we will see if Edwards gets the nomination. Edwards just has too little in the way of substance and qualifications, and way too much baggage, to take him seriously for the nomination. Edwards needs to take responsibility for his campaign–not attempt to pass the buck in this manner.

Update II: Oh no, the thought police of the looney left, no longer able to take a joke, is up in arms! Pamela’s going bonkers because I made a joke about Bill Clinton, as if that’s going to undermine all liberal principles. Incidentally, that’s the same Pamela who also threw a fit when I criticized Mel Gibson for his anti-Semitism. Apparently we cannot joke about Bill Clinton or John Edwards, and we cannot condemn anti-Semitism if it comes from a Hollywood actor. Anyone keeping the list up to date? Somebody better send the memo to Jon Stewert also, so he stops joking about politicians about both parties. I’m certainly not going to take it seriously when someone who has had the nerve to defend such anti-Semitism on her blog questions whether I’m a liberal.

(Following my posting of this response, the personal attack on me has been taken down, but this should serve as a reminder that bloggers can be held accountable for what they post, and that personal attacks in the blogosphere will generally lead to a response. There’s also that old glass houses saying.)


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    Pamela says:


    I removed the link and reference to your blog from my post. I can believe after all this time that you would use that to dredge this crap up again.

    You win Ron. Be the big bad bully and pick on women.

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    Ron Chusid says:


    I can’t believe you would suggest that I’m wrong to defend myself from your attacks because you are a woman. What a perversion of feminist beliefs.

    By the way, there is no statute of limitations here. Someone who has defended Mel Gibson against my criticism for his anti-Semitism has no business questioning whether I am a liberal–ever.

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