There is such a thing as BEARD PAC. Honest.
It stands for the Bearded Entrepreneurs for the Advancement of a Responsible Democracy.
Told you so.
And according to the FEC, they came out this week in support of candidates who sport beards.
“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,” [PAC founder Jonathan Sessions, who sits on the Columbia, Mo., Board of Education] 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.”
Yes, these people find it disturbing when too many candidates’ faces are hairless. So they’re taking action by supporting anyone who wants to run for office, regardless of party affiliation, as long as they have enough facial hair. Hairy faces are what qualify them to hold office, per BEARD PAC.
Which eliminates most women. They wouldn’t exactly be your goatee, er, go-to candidates.
My feeling is this is a flash-in-the-pan group, hair today, gone tomorrow. Unless, of course, all of this is a bald-faced lie.