More on MoDo's Catty Column
I'm going to weigh in with Hillzoy at Obsidian Wings who criticizes Dowd for going with the crowd that criticizes John Edwards for his haircuts and day spa expenses. It turns out the day spa expense was for makeup for going on TV.
Who goes on TV these days without makeup? I'm not running for President, and unless it's a breaking news story where there's no time to arrange for a make up artist, I say no if they ask me to go to a studio without one. Not when the anchors and other guests get it automatically because they are either in the studio with the host where make up artists are on site all day and night, or in a city large enough that the local bureau provides it.
It doesn't matter whether you're on for five minutes or an hour. Make up artists charge around $250 per appearance.
If you're running for President, and a last minute call comes in for national tv time and you need a haircut, like Hillzoy, I see nothing wrong with paying the stylist to come to you -- rather than having to take a few hours to go to a salon -- and get a haircut. Time is money, as they say.
But Hillzoy says it much better than me, and she's really angry about Dowd's column, so I hope you'll go over and read her.
And, here's a note to those who find themselves in Denver with a hastily arranged tv appearance. Ask for MFG Studios, they'll call Beth Ryan or Dee (the best in town, in my opinion, and I've probably had them all) and tack it on to the network's bill. MFG also has the most flattering lighting.
Update: Why doesn't anyone report that Laura Bush has paid $700 for a haircut?
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