Remember when primping was wrong?
Political candidates of all stripes want to show off their big ideas, superior intellect, uncommon leadership skills. But they also spend a lot of time making clear their ability to relate to the average man. That's what all the diner visits, rolled-up sleeves and folksy talk are meant to do. A $400 haircut isn't folksy. And it doesn't matter who's paying for it.
Sarah Palin brought one unusual accessory to the Alaska Governor's mansion after moving in last year: A tanning bed.
John McCain...has his own close ties to show business...The 72-year-old was recently made TV-ready by makeup artist Tifanie White who's worked on So You Think You Can Dance and American Idol.
McCain paid the 2002 beauty-school grad $5,583.43 for her services, according to the Federal Election Commission.
So, you tell me, who is the bigger priss the candidate that spent $400 on a haircut and was skewered, or the candidate who spend 5 GRAND on makeup.