By Urban Anomie
The Liberal Party is banking on Justin Trudeau’s dashing good looks and wavy locks of chestnut hair to turn around the party’s finances in order to take on the formidable Conservative fundraising machine.
With his sizzling mane of hair and dimples that can melt steel, the 41-year-old relative newcomer to politics has both tantalized and excited Canadians from coast to coast.
Surprisingly, it’s not just tragic spinsters and naïve hippy youth who’ve yet to declare their university major who fall under a spell when they see Trudeau’s come-hither smile. From chiseled oil rig workers in conservative Alberta to baby seal clubbers in the arctic to business magnates in Ontario and Quebec: Canadians of all type are lining up for Trudeaumania 2.0 memorabilia. And the Liberal Party plans to take this one step further.
A sold-out $900-per plate dinner in Vancouver will be followed by an exclusive auction. Up on the block? Locks of Justin Trudeau’s hair. Middle-aged women—likely the same ones who lined up for Twilight—are already lining up for the event, which is scheduled to take place on Oct. 5.
Bidding is expected to start at $1500 per lock.
Fundraising is crucial for the Liberal party, in order to counter Tory attacks in the periods between elections—especially after a decade of getting the shit kicked out of them in the political arena, which has left the Liberal war-chest light.
Tanned, tousled hair, and dressed casually in a navy blazer and crisp lavender shirt, Trudeau exuded confidence on Monday at a press conference discussing what he had to do to fill Liberal coffers.
“Just watch me,” Trudeau said, reciting his father’s famous words.