Thursday, April 4, 2013

A Political Action Committee Has Launched to Support Bearded Candidates

Posted By on Thu, Apr 4, 2013 at 5:00 PM

And no, not "bearded" in the same way Rock Hudson married Phyllis Gates back in the '50s — this is for those gentlemen who allow their beards to grow without fear of public disapproval, following in the facial haired footsteps of luminaries such as Taft, Lincoln, Hayes and Garfield.

From The Hill:

The Bearded Entrepreneurs for the Advancement of a Responsible Democracy (BEARD) was founded by 30-year-old Jonathan Sessions, who sits on the Columbia, Mo., Board of Education, according to his website.

“With the resurgence of beards in popular culture and among today’s younger generation, we believe the time is now to bring facial hair back into politics,” Sessions said in a statement.

“We haven’t had a bearded major party candidate run for president since Charles Evans Hughes ran and lost in 1916, and there has been a recent wave of retirements amongst bearded Congressmen, including David Obey and Steve LaTourette. Our hope is that we can start to reverse this disturbing trend.”

Hopefully they'll still be around in 10 years when I begin my campaign to become the first Hispanic president to still be wearing a horribly outdated goatee (erotic fiction scandals hopefully not withstanding).

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