Oh, hair, no! 

Credit: Brad Gregg

In a letter to House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and Senate Major- ity Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., Coburn called for curtailing transportation perks for lawmakers and their staff as well as various programs offered by the Senate and House learning centers. A number of those classes, he contends, range from spring cleaning to the importance of a good night’s sleep.

Moreover, Coburn called for shuttering the Senate hair salon and barbershop, which for decades have been coifing the comb-over of many a member.

The shops reportedly have lost more than $300,000 annually since 1997 — perhaps the inevitable result of a place where the chief clientele get thinning hair — but have stayed afloat with the help of Senate subsidies.

Chicken-Fried News can’t help but wonder if Coburn’s hostility for the hair salon might be why he periodically prefers beards that venture into lumberjack territory.

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