"Since assuming the presidency, Rona found time away from her hairdresser to show up for about 24 hours in Bonn in May this year,'' the newsletter [from Canadian Environmental groups] says.
"But not enough for the pre-COP 12 meeting in Geneva or the G8+5 meeting in Mexico, where she just sent staff to meet with the many ministers. We were however impressed with the hair. Good hair, some might say even exceptional hair.''
Some have called the newsletter sexist, "questioning whether a bald man would have faced the same type of criticism." (Although a bald man has by definition no hair, so I don't think this line argument of even applies, but whatever).
So, kosher or not? If so, is it because she's a Conservative? A bitch? Or for some other reason? if not, why not?
My own opinion on such matters is to swing freely, by the way. Cracks about hair and hair-loss have been standard fare in Canadian politics and, historically, they have been wielded without regard to the gender of the party at the receiving end. For example, the rhetorical high point of the Oka crisis was surely when Georges Henry Erasmus of the Assembly of First Nations referred to Indian Affairs Minister Tom Siddon as "a haircut that walks like a man" (at least I think it was Georges).
Politics doesn't get any better than that.
WHOSE HAIR IS NICEST? AND SHOULD I EVEN CARE?