November 26, 2011

Romney has got to be lying...

... when he says he doesn't use any "product" to hold his hair in place.

ADDED: Actually, it's only his hairstylist who says there's no product. Romney's not on record with this denial.

26 comments:

phx said...

~~Oh,my hair is getting good in the back!
Every town must have a place where phony hippies meet~~

edutcher said...

You mean he grows Brylcreem naturally???

He better be careful or GodZero will seal off access to him like he's the ANWR and another source of oil.

Roger J. said...

another mouse turd over which to be pole vaulted.

the continued degeneration of our political reporting

Ron said...

Kinda like the Fly he was caught in a lab experiment with his own Madame Tussand's was dummy....

The dummy got the personality and wit.

Ralph L said...

The stylist said he, the stylist, didn't put product in Romney's hair, but I doubt he's defending The Hair from assault by others 'round the clock.

MaggotAtBroad&Wall said...

The interview we've all been waiting for. Tingles Matthews interviews Romney about his famous hair:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCPBZEXce1A

Peano said...

How fascinating.

madAsHell said...

My wife wanted me to use hair color, and I complied. I colored it with a Norelco razor.

pm317 said...

Here we go again! Is this the way media wants to bring down all Obama's opponents, making a big deal of their hair?

Carol_Herman said...

I see. The Reagan argument. There were actually journalists who'd go to his barber, and tend to buy "clippings." Reagan twinkled. He knew the press would be nasty. So he just stood their and smiled. Press didn't lay a glove on him.

As to "hair products" ... it's all how you define "hair products." Same with underwear. Romney can't answer "boxers or shorts." Nor should the question even be in play.

If Romney's not using "hair product?" I'd guess egg white. Or what was long ago sold as "DEP." A pink gel. That you could transer from your palms to your head.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

And in the big scheme of things, while our economy is imploding, public officials are grabbing as much moolah as they can before the are being booted out of the door, the world is about to enter a decades long recession if not depression which will most likely melt down into World War III...........

THIS is what we care about. Romney's hair product regime?

We are so screwed. We deserve every piece of horrible crap that is coming our way.

Carol_Herman said...

This is just another example of how technology comes along and changes everything.

First? Telegraph lines! They rain above and along railroad tracks. (Where the Indians demise is due to the fact that they stole the wires to string their bows. And, to kill off the Indians, men with rifles went into the badlands. And, killed off all the buffalo. By 1905, the only buffalo you'd see in America, were on the backs of nickels. A "land where the buffalo roamed became depleted with a purpose in mind.)

Then you have Mark Twain. Who wrote that all American newspapers sprouted up with good literature. Because the Morse Code delivered the news from all over, in real time. It spread the news out.

Radio did the same to the newspapers.

And, then along came TV. And, we switched from audio to visuals.

Campaigns adjusted accordingly. (FDR was never photographed in a wheelchair.) FDR understood that his image was more important than the reality of polio. Which usually devastated the lives of kids.

Carol_Herman said...

The Internet deserves a place of its own.

It's what's been saving us from the brutality of an ugly media. Pays to twinkle, like Reagan did. Their manure doesn't stick.

Look at Occupy Wall Street! Look how overall those petunias lost support. If they had a "cause" I still don't know it. But starting a race war wasn't far from their thoughts. And, weakening the police.

Then came UC Davis. Sure. You were told the pepper spraying was unjust. And, then you find out the truth. Next time? Use DDT. What's out of control is academia. Not quite the "lesson" we were supposed to learn, huh?

Nobody trusts what they hear. Either from mouths of politicians. Or the media.

I've picked my Trifecta: Donald Trump wins the presidency as an Independent. Obama comes in 2nd. And, Mitt comes in 3rd. (The rest? Merely commentary.)

Freeman Hunt said...

News from Idiocracy.

gerry said...

Why in hell is this an issue?

Spread Eagle said...

Reminds me of a classic Gerald Ford line (Gerald Ford --who knew?). In 1976 when asked if he thought Reagan colored his hair, Ford said, "No, it's naturally orange."

Phil 3:14 said...

Carol,
Donald Trump still!?

traditionalguy said...

Flip hair and then flop hair. Which side will he part it on tomorrow?

Roger J. said...

OK: three words--Wildroot Cream Oil--you would have to be born in the early 1940s to understand this reference.

Alan said...

Where's James O'Keefe when we need him?

EDH said...

It's interesting to watch the NYT try to connect Mitt's hair to his wealth, partly by depicting his home town as a rich enclave.

Belmont was my major stomping ground as a kid. After I was born, my parents rented a two-decker apartment there and we moved just over the town border when they bought their first house. It really was part of the three-town working-class community where I grew up, even though the kids in the other two towns called it "the rich kid's town".

Jean Shepherd, before he made "A Christmas Story," chose the area as the location he for his "Great American 4th of July and Other Disasters," a 1982 rough draft for his 1983 iconic masterpiece. Driving west from the PBS studios in Cambridge, the area reminded him of his Midwest home town. Most of the town center shots were done in Belmont, and the neighborhood shots were on my block, just over the town line.

Shepherd used neighborhood kids as extras, and even paid a family in the neighborhood to build a fake porch on their house so he could have the town drunk in the story blow it up with a firework.

Wow, never distributed as a video, I just found “Other Disasters” on YouTube. What memories!

Here’s the scene where the town drunk blows up the neighborhood.

Here’s the scene of the parade in Cushing Square Belmont, down the street from Mitt's barber.

EDH said...

Another funny "Great Disasters" scene is when Matt Dillon, fearful he'll be stuck with a real dog on a his blind date, is matched with Miss Junior Corn Blossom visting from out of town.

Soon, however, he has one of the "great, searing insights" of his life. "For the first time I saw myself clearly, I saw myself for what I was: I was the blind date!"

Only a couple years older than Dillon, I could identify with that scene.

Sara (Pal2Pal) said...

My Dad was fussy about his hair and, much like Romney, never had a hair out of place. He said the secret of good hair was water only, absolutely no goo of any kind. He carried a small black comb in the inside pocket of his suit jacket and if he needed to recomb his hair during the day, he would run the comb under the water tap and then comb. I can't recall my Dad's hair ever having a hair out of place. So, I don't have any problem believing Romney uses no product, but I'm not exactly sure why anyone cares, any way.

Lucien said...

Finally! A data point to support the position that stories like this are not limited to female candidates.

John Althouse Cohen said...

Stories like this seem much more common with male candidates!

Ritmo Re-Animated said...

Lol. Romney doesn't lie!