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Artist - Jeff Parker

In other news, President Obama made it clear today that he would veto John Boehner's two-tiered debt-ceiling proposal if it ever reaches his desk, and the campaign finance filings of Michele Bachmann have revealed that she paid a makeup artist $4,700 dollars over a two-week period during the month of June.

John Edwards' $400 haircut doesn't seem so bad now.

  • Maybe Bachmann should try appearing on Extreme Makeover?

  • jmby

    As much as I hate to say anything in defense of that dilly, dangerous woman, that amount is not really out of line. As a former makeup artist for film and TV, I made about $550/day in a smallish market. Other artists I know who did strictly fashion/bridal/private makeup made about $250 a job.

    Of course, my professional opinion is that, whatever she paid, it was money down the drain – she still looks like a total freaking idiot.

  • muselet
    • I agree wholeheartedly.

      • agrazingmoose

        Except, she didn’t really get her money’s worth. I don’t think that spending money on looks is a bad idea, just make sure you look better after the fact than before.

        • Yeah, but really, who cares? It’s just so unimportant in the overall scheme of things. I wish we’d focus on stuff that matters.

          • JMAshby

            And pass up an easy opportunity to snark?

            No one is “focused” on her make-up.

          • Wasn’t talking about you, Ashby. Rather, referring to those who are making a huge big deal out of it such as TM.

            Adding……when I said “we” I was referring to our media/society in general.

  • Bachmann looks like she goes through an eyeliner pencil every 36 hours. I believe it. That glassy raccoon stare doesn’t come cheap.