Friday New York Times Page One report:
BELMONT, Mass. — Voters routinely ask about it on the campaign trail. Pundits chronicle the slightest changes in its presentation. There is a Facebook page devoted to it — not to mention an entire blog. “Has it always been this good?” read a recent online entry.
The subject of the unusually intense political speculation and debate?
Mitt Romney’s hair.
Strange interlude (via Boston Globe columnist Jeff Jacoby’s Twitter feed):
Regardless . . .
Belmont barber to the star Leon de Magistris had this exchange with the Times:
Mr. de Magistris, who gave Mr. Romney a $70 trim three weeks ago, agreed to share some of the secrets behind his most famous client’s coiffure in between haircuts the other day.
No, he said, Mr. Romney does not color his hair. Any such artificial enhancement, Mr. de Magistris said, “is not — what do you call it? — in his DNA.”
The Times did not report that he said it with a straight face.