I’m in a more dyspeptic mood than usual today, so when this came across my news feed I almost went into Cole SMASH mode:
Hillary Clinton’s entourage — four big black cars plus her top aide Huma Abedin — was spotted outside Bergdorf Goodman on Wednesday morning waiting as the presidential hopeful got her $600 haircut.
According to one witness, “Hillary’s entourage was blocking traffic early this morning, and waiting as Hillary got her hair done before heading up to do an event at the Apollo Theater in Harlem.”
Clinton gets her hair done at the John Barrett Salon by John Barrett personally, who we previously reported charges $600 for a haircut, plus an extra $600 for color.
It’s not clear how much Clinton pays for a private audience with Barrett, and her reps didn’t respond to requests for comment. But usually, the store closes off a private entrance and elevator bank for her arrival.
They’re quite literally recycling anti-Clinton stories right now:
It may have been the most expensive haircut in history.
Two of Los Angeles International Airport’s four runways were shut down for nearly an hour on Tuesday, some incoming flights were delayed and Air Force One sat on the tarmac with engines running — all so that President Clinton’s Beverly Hills hairstylist, Chistophe, could come aboard and give Mr. Clinton a high-price trim before he took off for Washington.
Questions about Mr. Clinton’s runway razor cut dominated the White House news briefing today, with the communications director, George Stephanopoulos, scrambling to explain why the populist President tied up one of the country’s busiest airports to have his hair trimmed.
The author of that second piece on Bill Clinton- none other than Tom Friedman.
The simple fact of the matter is that no matter where the President or those under secret service protection go, it fucks things up. Blaming the protected for snarling traffic is just a lazy hit piece. She could have had her fucking hair cut there by me after a bottle of bathtub gin for the price of six bucks and a pokemon card and it would have fucked up traffic. It’s just how it is.
I hate our media.