Sunday, 31 August 2008

All hairdressers are in the employment of the government

Remember that quote(1) by Danny in Withnail and I?
I recently met a woman who was Cherie Blair's hairdresser for a while so got the low-down:
Cherie's hair is fine and very straight. She doesn't have a good hairline. It's hard to make her hair big and bouncy as she wants it. She is extremely pear-shaped and wears a corset underneath her clothes all the time. Her life is not her own, all her dressing decisions are made for her by aides. She talks about her kids alot. Tony is comfortable standing around in his underpants, taking phone calls, in front of strangers. They bitch about other world leaders and their wives in front of their staff.
Cherie promised the hairdresser a present but all she got was a signed photograph.
Hair is important in politics. Baldies don't win. Hillary Clinton's advice to graduating young women at Yale was:
“The most important thing I have to say today is that hair matters . . . Pay attention to your hair. Because everyone else will.”
Legally Blonde 2 was not just a comedy, it was social commentary.

(1) The full quote by Danny: "I don't advise a haircut, man. All hairdressers are in the employment of the government. Hairs are your aerials. They pick up signals from the cosmos, and transmit them directly into the brain. This is the reason bald-headed men are uptight."

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