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Monday, April 28, 2008

Laurie Coleman's Blo N Go Business Doesn't Appear on Norm Coleman's Financial Disclosure Forms

Two Putt Tommy has the scoop and has sent a letter of inquiry to the State of California:

A couple of months ago, it was widely reported that Laurie Coleman, wife of Minnesota Republican Senator Norm Coleman, was actively engaged in selling Blo ‘n Go’s in the State of California.

Laurie Coleman uses Norm Coleman's Senator title to sell the product:

Anyone who has ever tried to style his or her hair by wielding a blow-dryer in one hand and a brush in the other knows that it can be an exasperating juggling act. The challenge of an at-home blowout is what inspired, former runway model and wife of U.S. Senator Norm Coleman, Laurie Coleman to invent the Blo & Go, a hair-dryer holster. For years, Coleman had been jury-rigging wire coat hangers into holders for her blow-dryer so she could use both hands to style her hair. "You go on a trip with senators and you have 45 minutes and you have to be ready to go," says Coleman, who doesn't have the luxury of traveling with a hairstylist. "Norm's not going to blow-dry my hair." Her makeshift holsters were awkward, but they worked. That led a friend, Anthony Turk, who is now her business partner, to encourage her to develop and manufacture the device. It took four years of working with a product designer, but you can now get a Blo & Go for $29.99. Coleman is a former model, mother of two and a onetime actress -- "Homeland Security," "Three Days of Rain." The Blo & Go device doesn't grip the nozzle of the blow-dryer; instead, it cradles the handle. It holds by suction to any flat surface such as a mirror.

Laurie Coleman's credits also include the "Vagina Monologues."

A commenter notes:

And this article says Laurie started this business venture four years ago, so it certainly should have appeared in Norm's financial disclosure statement by now, even as a loss.

If you were Brodkorb, you'd have a half-dozen posts up about this by now, and the DFL would have a press conference scheduled.