Manolo at the Politics Central

Manolo says, the latest column of the Manolo is now available at the Politics Central.

Manolo says, recently the Manolo has been thinking about the hairstyles of the Presidents.

For the example, the current president, George the W. Bush, has the mostly non-descript hair; the sort of the short, no-nonsense, cut-by-the-elderly-barber-named-Mory hair. This type of the hair, it is neither especially inspirational, nor particularly dismaying, and because of this it is part of that broad and undistinguished middle ground, where the majority of the Presidential coiffure may be found. The Bush the Elder, the Harry Truman, the Coolidge, the Wilson, the Harding, the Hoover, and the many, many others presidents of this past century and the half have had this same hair.

Better than the mediocre hair, to the mind of the Manolo, are the example of those politicians, like the Ike and the Gerry Ford, who gracefully went bald without resorting to the dreadful combovers, or the hair plugs, or the ridiculous and expensive custom “hair systems”. This willingness to stoically face the follicular misfortune is the testament to their personal rectitude and the strength of their characters.

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8 Responses to “Manolo at the Politics Central”

  1. coupon riot September 25, 2006 at 2:28 am #

    you are the man! that is one funny column, love it.

  2. gemdiva September 25, 2006 at 7:12 am #

    Wonderful article! Manolo is the very insightful observer of the politics.

  3. Rondi September 25, 2006 at 10:31 am #

    Wonderful, but I’m curious as to how the Manolo would rate the hairstyles of the great FDR, and the not-so-great Richard Nixon. (The Important Patrician Hair for the former, and the Too much Brylcream for the latter?)

  4. Phyllis September 25, 2006 at 12:54 pm #

    Speaking of well-coiffed elected officials, Manolo, I also suggest the governor of Massachusetts, Mitt Romney, who like JFK and Regan, has an impressive head of hair and movie idol looks, coming in 2008 to a presidential primary near you.

  5. Gina September 25, 2006 at 5:24 pm #

    Good southern hair? Manolo has a point. It wasn’t too many decades ago that election campaigns in The South sometimes included the “smear tactic” of accusing one’s opponent of wearing a toupee (a li’l ol’ tuppy). Sometimes it was true, sometimes it was false.

  6. Kat September 25, 2006 at 10:12 pm #

    Ahh, Manolo, thank you for addressing the allure of Clinton’s hair. During his presidency it was often a topic of conversation between my mother (raised in the south by Yankee parents, she subsequently defected to California and there remained) and myself. For not only was it the Important Southern Hair, but it changed shades of grey depending upon how important Clinton needed to look at particular moments during his presidency. We have had no such coversations regarding GW, and sadly I think we will have to wait for a new president before the presidental hair conversation resumes.

  7. Daphne September 26, 2006 at 5:59 pm #

    Here in Antwerp there’s been quite a lot of research done about appearence and politics…

    Interesting, obviously…

  8. DL January 14, 2007 at 10:06 pm #

    Speaking of well-coiffed elected officials, Manolo, I also suggest the governor of Massachusetts, Mitt Romney, who like JFK and Regan, has an impressive head of hair and movie idol looks, coming in 2008 to a presidential primary near you.Good southern hair? Manolo has a point. It wasn