Romney Spent $300 on Makeup Consulting
Prior to the May 3rd Presidential Debate, it appears that Mitt Romney spent $300 on “makeup consulting.”
Well, “communications consulting” is how presidential candidate Mitt Romney recorded $300 in payments to a California company that describes itself as “a mobile beauty team for hair, makeup and men’s grooming and spa services.”
Romney spokesman Kevin Madden confirmed that the payments — actually two separate $150 charges — were for makeup, though he said the former Massachusetts governor had only one session with Hidden Beauty of West Hills, Calif. That was before the May 3 Republican presidential debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif., co-sponsored by MSNBC and The Politico.
No doubt the extra money was spent to ensure that his makeup was waterproof, so as to avoid absorbing the water he was swimming in:
In all seriousness, this really isn’t any kind of ridiculous expense–television is essential for politics these days, and on TV, appearance matters.
Still, it’s pretty funny.
(link via Oliver Willis)