Here at the Global Worldwide Headquarters of Campaign Outsider, the hardworking staff has always been reluctant to talk about other people’s hair, given our own tonsorially challenged status.
But California Senate nominee Carly Fiorina (R-Hewlett Sent Packing) has forced our hand.
Via Friday’s New York Times:
In one of those classic campaign gaffes, Carly Fiorina, the Republican nominee for the Senate seat held by Barbara Boxer, the California Democrat, was caught mocking Ms. Boxer’s hair into an open microphone on Wednesday.
The offending quote:
Video of the episode shows Ms. Fiorina waiting to be interviewed by a Sacramento television station, scrolling through her BlackBerry . . .
Then, after commentary on the passion for hamburgers shared by her husband and male staff members, Ms. Fiorina somehow pivoted to the locks of her Democratic opponent.
“Laura [a friend of Carly’s] saw Barbara Boxer briefly on television this morning and said what everyone says, ‘God, what is that hair?’ Soooooooo yesterday,” Ms. Fiorina said, scrolling, scrolling.
All due respect, but isn’t it the other California senator, Dianne Feinstein, who has yesterday hair?
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