Friday, July 30, 2004
Yes, He Did Say "Hair Pollution" 
by Lenka Reznicek [permalink] 
Begging to Differ confirms it: Kerry did say the "h" word last night.
W.'s not the only one to make the occasional verbal gaffe. Thanks to my DVR and mp3 player/recorder, I have the evidence from Kerry's convention speech.
"What does it mean when 25% of our children in Harlem have asthma because of hair pollution..."
Maybe John Edwards should lay off the Aqua Net. *gratuitous rim shot*

[click through to BTD to play .mp3 and .wav files of "hair pollution."]
I'm glad we weren't the -only- ones that heard that...last night, while raptly attentive to Kerry's words (and buoyant silver coif) we heard the "hair pollution" blooper and almost fell out of our chairs laughing. Kerry didn't skip a beat, and if he realized he'd goofed he certainly didn't show it.

However, it's telling that we regained our composure moments afterwards. If Bush or Cheney had been the ones to say "hair pollution" ["so that's where it all went!"] I dare say we'd still be laughing this morning. Then again, if George W. had said it, I probably wouldn't even have noticed.