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There are hairdos and hair don'ts. Mullets are of course a prime target for derision. Bygone dos, like an Arsenio Hall fade, or a Michael Jackson Jheri Curl would be a very bad choice for someone with low self esteem. But short of a bad toupee, the worst do for a man would have to be the dreaded comb over.
It looked somehow natural on Dick Van Patten, but would it be right for a Presidential candidate? Rudi Giuliani had a comb over for years, but he got rid of it by the time he threw his hat into the ring. Not true for John McCain. The GOP candidate has a do that resembles Lon Chaney Sr.'s Phantom of the Opera, and yet has (as far as I know) gotten a complete pass on it.
And they say Barack Obama has gotten a soft treatment from the press?
Will that Comb-over Blow McCain Away?
It’s time to focus on a neglected but vital campaign issue: John McCain’s comb-over. I can’t even begin to dissect this matter, though, without citing what has to be the definitive commentary on this often surreal hairdo. In one of his priceless sketches on NPR in New York years ago, Steve Post told of his younger, no doubt liberally fictionalized self gradually losing his hair, then gradually arranging a few more strands, just so, to hide that fact. . .
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