It is some kind of commentary on the state of American politics that as Edwards has campaigned for president, vice president and now president again, his hair seems to have attracted as much attention as, say, his position on health care. But when his campaign reported in April that it had paid for two of his haircuts at $400 each, the political damage was immediate. With each punch line on late night TV his image as a self-styled populist making poverty his signature issue was further eroded.
A.L. responded beautifully.
Solomon informs us that Edwards' hair "seems to have attracted as much attention as ... his position on health care." It's as if there is some sort of inexorable force at work here. The hair just attracts attention all on its own, like a magnet attracting metal objects. Journalists like John Solomon apparently have no role in this process. Here's an idea, John: why don't you write an article about Edwards' health care plan instead of wasting all of our time on this trivial garbage?