Ever had a bad hair day?
One of the talking points in my electoral campaigns over the years has been hair. Many people reach middle age and face a hair shortage. I, on the other hand, have volumes of it. It grows like wildfire and can be very recalcitrant. Keeping it in check is sometimes a full-time job. A couple of weeks ago, I was on television commenting on the implosion of Brian Cowen’s regime. Many of the comments I received afterwards made some covert or overt reference to my hair. My wife asked me why I had brought a toilet brush into studio with me. Others suggested that my hair formed a kind of halo around my head. Not wishing to be thought of as St. Alex it was straight down to the hairdressers for not so much a trim, as a major cutback!. The hair (yes, it is spoken of in the third person from time to time) is sitting back in place again temporarily but no doubt, I will have to get it seen to again before Election Day.