Skip to comments.PAC to back bearded political candidates
Posted on 04/05/2013 12:47:17 PM PDT by JoeProBono
WASHINGTON, - Talk about a potentially hairy situation. The U.S. election watchdog has received paperwork from a political action committee that supports bearded candidates.
The Federal Elections Committee received documents Wednesday from the non-partisan Bearded Entrepreneurs for the Advancement of a Responsible Democracy -- or BEARD -- founded by Jonathan Sessions, 30, a member of the Columbia, Mo., school board, The Hill reported Thursday.
"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 posted on the PAC's Facebook page.
Sessions said there hasn't been a bearded major-party presidential candidate since Republican Charles Evans Hughes' unsuccessful bid in 1916 and noted the retirements of bearded congressmen, including David Obey of Wisconsin and Steve LaTourette of Ohio. "Our hope is that we can start to reverse this disturbing trend," he said.
"It's been 125 years since our last bearded president, Benjamin Harrison, was elected," BEARD PAC Communications Director Andy Shapero said. "We're hoping that, with our support, bearded individuals will shrug off over a century of political irrelevance and start running for office again."
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Isn’t Moochelle 0bama’s beard?
That last one looks like a Cocker Spanial.
We are doomed.
Facial hair as the political prerequisite?
But his head’s in Mississippi.....
You’ll get a kick out of this one, Auh2o. ;-)
Phil For Prez
Maybe it’s time the beardos solve everything.
Obummer should like this, now he grow his Jihadi beard, and maybe even get his little bowl cap out of the closet.
or with a James G. Blaine-type beard:
run for office. Heck, it would be interesting to see someone run who has a Horace Greeley "neck beard":
even though I would rather have a nosehair mustache than that ridiculous neck beard.
But I also want conservative Republicans to win elections, so I would encourage BEARD to concentrate on convincing the likes of Jim Matheson, John Barrow, Al Franken, all those damn Democrat Murphys etc. to grow really unruly beards, and leave Republicans alone.
(In truth, my perception is that it is candidates with a mustache but no beard who always lose (unless they're from North Dakota, or are black), but I'm sure that, nine times out of ten, clean-shaven candidates do better than bearded candidates.)
Thanks JoeProBono, additional:
Bearded Entrepreneurs for the Advancement of a Responsible Democracy (BEARD PAC) will act to independently support the candidacies of bearded candidates nationwide.
Greeley was obviously a werelion.
I’m in favor of electing mustached and beared conservative Republicans to office but I cannot support a non-partisan pac.
Hippies like Tim Bishop and Neil Abercrombie need to go.
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