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Bad Hair Day

As an editor at COMMENTARY, all sorts of article ideas are constantly being pitched my way, some of them brilliant, some of them not. Here’s the pitch of the day, which came to me from a PR firm in Beverly Hills:

Dear Gabriel,

We seem to readily accept baldness among actors, musicians, and sports figures, but haven’t elected a bald President for more than 50 years (Dwight Eisenhower). Now it remains to be seen if the most prominently balding of the current candidates—Rudy Guiliani—makes the cut.

How about a story—lighthearted or serious—looking at the connection between leadership and balding. Whether in the White House or in just about any other public environment?

If you’re interested, perhaps you will include comments from one of the nation’s leading hair-transplant surgeons, Dr. William Rassman (www.newhair.com; www.baldingblog.com), who can discuss the psychological forces which drive so many of his patients to him and how transformed they feel after the restoration process is over.

Thank you so much for your consideration, and I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Peter Berk
Partner
Crier Communications
Beverly Hills, CA  90210



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