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Hillary’s $600 Hair

Emily Smith at the New York Post reports on Hillary Clinton’s haircut.

It seems the woman of the people requires a $600 haircut and has to have the store put on lockdown to get it.

Hillary Clinton put part of Bergdorf Goodman on lockdown on Friday to get a $600 haircut at the swanky John Barrett Salon.

Clinton, with a huge entourage in tow, was spotted being ushered through a side entrance of the Fifth Avenue store on Friday.

A source said, “Staff closed off one side of Bergdorf’s so Hillary could come in privately to get her hair done. An elevator bank was shut down so she could ride up alone, and then she was styled in a private area of the salon. Other customers didn’t get a glimpse. Hillary was later seen with a new feathered hairdo.”

Clinton regularly sees salon owner John Barrett, who charges regular mortals $600 for a cut and blow-dry. Hair color can cost an extra $600.

It is not known how much, or if, Clinton paid for the haircut, and her reps didn’t respond to requests for comment. But Clinton’s attachment to her hairstylists is well documented.

The “Santa” recently referenced in her e-mails is Santa Nikkels, the proprietor of Santa’s Salon in Chappaqua.

And let’s not forget that her husband, Bill Clinton, was famously caught up in a 1993 controversy known as “Hairgate” when he got a $200 haircut on Air Force One as it was idling for an hour at LAX, shutting down two runways and diverting numerous flights.

Amazing. $600 and her hair still looks awful. Wonder if he did her hair when she was Secretary of State because she looked terrible then.

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Phoning It In

As Republicans we often wonder why we are not as good as Democrats on getting out our message. Our opponents always seize an opportunity to make us look bad, but we just sit back and disengage too many times.

Like him or not, Donald Trump understands public relations. People are responding to his straight talk and enjoying how he goes after opponents and doesn’t backtrack. The recent incident when he gave out Senator Lindsey Graham’s phone number may have seemed like a bad thing, but Trump hasn’t seemed to suffer from any of what others call his “missteps.”

What Lindsey Graham didn’t do illustrates the ignorance of our party’s old guard when it comes to communicating with the American people. Graham made a video using flip phones (why flip phones anymore?) and ends up destroying them. OK. Not very impressive and not original. If you can’t do it well, don’t do it.

Here it is:

What Graham should have done was embrace the moment. Instead of destroying his phone, he should have set up a phone bank, invited the public to call him and see what’s on their minds. Graham then could have gotten some good will out of it as well as names and contacts of many people he’d like to keep in touch with.

When people find someone actually responds to them, they tend to dial back their anger and are then persuadable. Graham probably could have swayed more people to his side, collected some fund raising and gotten publicity. His aides could even made sure these people know what Graham is doing and where he is. People like a personal touch.

Since Graham is not one of my favorite candidates, I’m not sorry he blew it. But I would like to see our party look at events a little more strategically and with an ear to responding to the American people.

If Trump has done anything this campaign season, he’s pointed out that it’s not really very hard to do this. Rush Limbaugh has of late been talking about Trump’s doings as teachable moments. This was another one, but the student didn’t catch on.