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Opening Arguments

Big hairy deal

Since we are only days removed from April Fools Day, I'm halfway suspicious that this story is a hozx planted by some Onion fan. But it's one of those "should be true even if it isn't" stories, so I'm going to call it to your attention anyway:

A Political Action Committee (PAC) launched this week to support bearded candidates, according to paperwork filed Wednesday with the Federal Election Commission (FEC).

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.

 The story notes that it's been 125 years since our last bearded president, Benjamin Harrison. Don't know if I would have gone there -- Abraham Lincoln is much closer to the brilliant genius that is, um, typical  of the beard sporters. But I get his point -- the country is ready for beards again.

Heck, I'd even like President Obama better with a beard:


Fri, 04/05/2013 - 7:08am

Sadly, the political careers of bearded candidates are short-lived, hence the saying: Hair today, gone tomorrow.