Michele Bachmann spends $4,700 on hair and makeup

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"She's wonderful," says Bachmann's new stylist.
Looking like Michele Bachmann doesn't come cheap.

Bachmann spent $4,700 on hair and makeup in the last two weeks of June, according to Mother Jones.

Using money from her political action committee, Bachmann made three payments to Tamara Robertson, a Clarksburg, Md.-based stylist who works for Fox News.

Robertson told City Pages Bachmann is a joy to work for.

"To me, personally, she's wonderful," Robertson says. "She's always been very pleasant and nice to me. She's not at all like a diva to me."

And, perhaps most important:

"Her hair's fabulous," Robertson says.

Mother Jones immediately linked the story to John Edwards's $400 haircuts, which helped spoil his image as a good ol' boy mill rat. We'll have to wait and see whether Bachmann's high-priced look ruins the way she projects herself as a regular mom who happens to be very concerned about her kids' gay classmates.

Robertson said she's actually styled Bachmann's hair on many occasions in the past: As one of the resident stylists at Fox News, she's done Bachmann's hair and makeup when she appears on the network's chat shows.

Bachmann used to get her hair styled locally, and for a lot less. Last year, Bachmann's campaign finance reports showed a single $225 payment to stylist Natalie Hale before the 2010 election.

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Bachmann spent $4,700 in two weeks to look like this.
In February, Hale told City Pages that amount was for three separate stylings, and said Bachmann had typically paid out of pocket for her own hair and makeup.

But no more! It's time to run for president, and Bachmann must look her very best. Bachmann's political action committee, MICHELEBACHMANN.COM, paid Roberts on June 15, June 22, and June 30, with the last one coming in at a whopping $2,704.

Michele Bachmann has high negatives at this point in the campaign. She's never passed any significant legislation, she and her husband have deep-seated issues with homosexuality, she's the only grown-up in America who thinks it's okay for the country to hit the debt ceiling, and she constantly says weird, embarrassing, or incorrect things.

But dammit, her hair is fabulous.

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Margaretswright
Margaretswright

Michele bachman's hair costs over $4,000 a week and she wants to eliminate Medicare and Social Security? Give me a break.mw

Guest
Guest

has anyone else noticed how many bachmann articles this guy has written?

makes me wonder if she might have turned him down for a date in highschool or something

the more attention CP gives her, the more votes shes going to get

liberal or conservative, women of both parties need to stand up and end the sexism that is taking place here

how much do you think michelle obama spends on clothes and makeup??? we will never know, because she is a liberal

mike mullen is a biased, horrible editor

JJ Wilfahrt
JJ Wilfahrt

Not to worry, she's a tax lawyer, I'm sure it will be a legitimate deduction. She's still the same old Big Hair Bad Makeup Bachmann she has always been. This is just a touch up job.

Jeff Wilfahrt, Rosemount, MN

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Guest

This endless whining and griping about this woman is making me start to feel sorry for her.  STOP IT!

jan
jan

I fucking hate Bachmann but even I must admit this is a bit of a stretch and is somewhat sexist. Hate her for her stupidity and horrible politics please, not how much she spends on grooming. I'm sure every candidate spends a dumb amount on their appearance because it does play a large role in the election.

jww
jww

I wonder how much it costs to have her horns shaved down?

BomboCombo
BomboCombo

 I wonder if she has been to all 57 states yet...

Bill Crosby
Bill Crosby

Because nobody in the national spotlight has ever spent that much on a haircut before.

What's tomorrow's headline?

Bachmann fails to clean up after her dog during a walk in the park

Michelle Bachmann
Michelle Bachmann

Great point here, Republicans only attack socialist, non birth certificate having, Kenyan born,  white people hating, secret Muslim  Barack Obama for substantive and true things.

 Mike Mullen is awesome, he summed up why its fun to mock Michele Bachmann neatly in one little paragraph   "Michele Bachmann has high negatives at this point in the campaign. She's never passed any significant legislation, she and her husband have deep-seated issues with homosexuality, she's the only grown-up in America who thinks it's okay for the country to hit the debt ceiling, and she constantly says weird, embarrassing, or incorrect things."   Making fun of Presidential candidates spending is fair game or did you forget about John Edward's $500 haircuts?  

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