Friday, June 11, 2010

Good Golly, I Miss Molly (Ivins)

File this under “Superficial”.

Now don’t forget, I’m a huge nerd, and I watch the news a lot. No—more than that. I’m a news junkie. So anyhoo…

Here’s my observation for the day. If I were Meg Whitman—no, if I were ANYONE who had SO much $$$$$$ that I could spend $70 million OUT OF MY OWN POCKET for a political campaign, I’d damn well find somebody to fix my hair.

I mean, clearly, money is no object, so what’s up with that look? Doesn’t she have a mirror? Then Carly Fiorina goes on tv and mocks Barbara Boxer’s hair. She says it’s dated. What the what???? Like Carly has room to talk. She’s not exactly setting any trends with that do.

                                                             (Carly)                 (Barbara)
I’m just saying Meg Whitman has a forehead the size of Australia, and a different hairstyle might flatter her more. Or might flatter her. At all.

Now my hair’s not anything to brag about, but I’m not running for office, either. And I’m not on tv. And you may feel free to mock my hair all you want. I’m okay with that. I complain about it all the time, so don’t hesitate to join me. We can start a Facebook page of “People Who Hate Leah’s Hair.” Well, maybe not. I could turn out to be sensitive about it.

This reminds me, though, of someone who has good hair. Rick Perry, the governor of Texas, used to be called “Rick ‘Good Hair’ Perry” by the late columnist Molly Ivins. I miss Molly. She was a shrewd observer of the political scene. And an excellent judge of hair.

(Rick)                       (Molly)


  1. That's always been my question. If you have so much money to spare, why not get a nice cleanse done on your hair?? She should get some color, a better cut, something, anything!! A good style would cost $60 on the cheap end, if you're spending $70 million, what's another $100-ish??

  2. Yeah, I guess she doesn't have to worry about John Edwards' "working man" $300 haircut fiasco if everyone knows she's rich.

  3. I am so happy to have found you through SITS! I LOVE your blog and could not agree more about Meg's hair. Besides, if I had her $ I would have my hair & makeup done every chance I could. And really, I think Barbara looks MUCH better than Carly - politics aside. Thanks for starting my day off with a smile & a chuckle.

  4. The power of good hair is not to be underestimated.

    Love your blog title, btw. And yes, you are indeed funny.

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

  5. First, thank you for stopping by! I'm ready for a coffee refill! LOL

    Amen on the hair. If I had tons of money I would have someone doing my hair for ever appearance.

    Heck, I don't have a ton of money and I do my hair for every appearance (at the gas station). LOL

    Have a wonderful day!

  6. Hey Leah! I can respect good hair; I try. I'd actually love to grown mine out a bit to hide my damned ears, but it drives me crazy. And Rick? Mmmm yeah, good hair. Indigo

  7. i had never thought of that! lol...she really should shell out a few bucks for a new style!