By Joan LowyNo, this isn't a parody article from The Onion... Ha! I'm really surprised he's able to keep a straight face when he gives his "Two Americas" stump speech on the campaign trail. Thinking about it, I'm surprised that the audience can keep a straight face when hearing John Edwards give that stump speech.
The Rapid City Journal
WASHINGTON - Looking pretty is costing John Edwards' presidential campaign a lot of pennies. The Democrat's campaign committee picked up the tab for two haircuts at $400 each by celebrity stylist Joseph Torrenueva of Beverly Hills, Calif., according to a financial report filed with the Federal Election Commission.
FEC records show Edwards also availed himself of $250 in services from a trendy salon and spa in Dubuque, Iowa, and $225 in services from the Pink Sapphire in Manchester, N.H., which is described on its Web site as "a unique boutique for the mind, body and face" that caters mostly to women.
A spokeswoman for Edwards' campaign did not respond to requests for comment.
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