Rick Perry’s Haircut Tab: $25
(PICKENS, S.C.) — There aren’t any $400 haircuts for Texas Governor Rick Perry, who some in Texas have dubbed with the nickname “Governor Goodhair.”
“Twenty five dollars,” Perry told reporters when asked how much the cost of a haircut runs him. “Twenty five dollars, good hair cutter.”
As he peeked into Gravely’s Barber Shop on Main Street in Pickens, S.C., Perry marveled at an antique plaque listing prices for an old fashioned haircut — 40 cents — and told reporters he remembers getting a buzz cut for a mere dollar.
“I could remember getting a haircut for a dollar. Of course a buzz cut that didn’t take long,” said the former Air Force pilot.
During the 2008 election, presidential candidate John Edwards drew heat when an FEC report revealed he spent $400 on haircuts. Not helping matters was video footage of Edwards, brush in one hand, mirror in the other, obssessing over his locks before a TV interview.
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