Thursday, April 19, 2007

Two Americas: John Edwards's Beverly Hills Haircuts - $400. My Supercuts Haircut - $17 with Tip.

I was on one of those agonizingly long train rides home yesterday and opened up the Chicago Tribune to find this article (on page A-11, naturally. Had this been about Bush or Cheney it would have been much closer to the front page if not on the front page).

Says the article: "FEC records show Edwards also availed himself of .....$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." God, he is a wus.

So much for the Breck Girl walking the walk. Yes, John, there are two Americas. Yours complete with obnoxious snooty mansions next door to "riff-raff", $400 haircuts from Serge the stylist to the stars and multi-million dollar law suits, and the rest of us that are supposed to feel guilty because people are living in poverty.

Let me be very clear about something: I am not saying that Edwards should live like a pauper because others are. What I am saying is that instead of incessantly inciting class warfare and talking about the "wealthy paying their fare share" (which means people like my wife and I, who, far from having Edwards's wealth make a good living combined and pay high tax rates), Edwards should try to ensure that the people who grow the economy through investing and growing business should stop being revenue targets by the Federal Government (namely, Democrats).

Enjoy your haircuts, John. And while you're at it, start promoting tax rates on everyone that gives them an opportunity to live like you do.

PS - those of you who followed David Bonior's instructions and sent in a $100 of "Coulter Cash" for Edwards's campaign? Eight of you had your donations go toward Edwards's hair. How's that rubbing you?