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It’s time

The time has come. It’s time we return to an America where politicians have facial hair (and that’s not another dig at Hillary, who I’m sure has plenty).

I don’t really know enough of about Ted Cruz yet, to be honest. I just know he’s the orneriest cuss in politics at the moment and — whether it’s a posture or not — that’s just what I want to see. Somebody to upset a few apple carts.

That girlie mouth bothers me, though.


Comment from Stark Dickflüssig
Time: March 11, 2014, 11:22 pm

Good thing I don’t have to kiss him, yeah? I mean, he looks like the type who would be super eager to make up for his lack of thick, full lips by barging in with his tongue right away. Total turn off.

Comment from Vincent
Time: March 11, 2014, 11:22 pm

looking a lil’ Abe-ey there – which is an improvement – and someone tell him no more Leno impersonations

Comment from Stark Dickflüssig
Time: March 11, 2014, 11:31 pm

He would then also be the first president since WH Taft to have facial hair (not counting the hormonal-15-year-old lip-fuzz the current occupants both sport).

Comment from Skandia Recluse
Time: March 12, 2014, 12:00 am

No to the beard thing. Makes him look Muslim, Amish, Colonial.

Comment from Nina
Time: March 12, 2014, 12:21 am

We need to get a little girl to write to him and suggest that a beard would be presidental.

Hey, it worked for Honest Abe!

Comment from P2
Time: March 12, 2014, 1:04 am

Be careful what you wish for… Hes already gonna want those 200 buck haircuts that Bill had, which, when adjusted for inflation, are probably 600 a copy now… Throw in the beard trim and that’s up to 750… Then he’s gonna start going gray, can’t have that, gallons of Grecian formula at an inflated cost to the government…(has to have a national stock number to be ordered thru government supply channels and probably a MIL spec too….remember those 400 dollar hammers?). I say wax that melon and just hit it with a little pledge every now & then…..

Comment from Deborah
Time: March 12, 2014, 2:59 am

Ted Cruz and my son are the same age—43. Son has a lot of gray in his hair and beard—a Van Dyke that he has worn for fifteen years. Maybe you could add some gray to the beard, and make it a Van Dyke? I think that would be more authentic to his generation.

Comment from tomfrompv
Time: March 12, 2014, 3:23 am

Bad idea. Give him a cigar and he’d look like Castro.

Comment from Wolfus Aurelius
Time: March 12, 2014, 1:54 pm

Being a beard-o myself — I grew my current face pelt way back before Commander Riker grew his, though we share a style — I can’t say it would hurt.

Comment from Christopher Taylor
Time: March 12, 2014, 9:29 pm

It is a good look for him, I think. A good beard can help you seem more adult and masculine, especially these days. I think he’d have a better self image.

Comment from lauraw
Time: March 13, 2014, 2:43 am

The best thing about Weasel’s idea is the 76,412,908 absolutely predictable media stories about beards, men who grow beards, Evil Redneck Rightwing beards v. Hippie Jesus Leftwing beards, beard styles through history, suspect psychological characteristics of the bearded mind, etc., that are sure to gush forth. Because it’s easy, and journalists are vapid.

Another opportunity for the smart people to show us how serious they really are not.

Shit, he should do it just for that reason alone.

Comment from Sam Paris
Time: March 13, 2014, 2:47 am

Put a stovepipe hat on him. No, I don’t think it would help at all, but I want to see it,

Comment from Mojo
Time: March 13, 2014, 7:36 pm

Looks more like Commandante Eduardo to me.

Karl Marx had a beard. Fidel Castro apparently had a beard before the CIA sprayed it with Agent Orange somehow.

Gabby Hayes had whiskers.

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: March 13, 2014, 9:53 pm

If this came off…

What would Ted Cruz and Charles Evans Hughes have in common?

1) Republican Presidential nominees in a year ending in ’16.

2) Beards.

3) Attacked by Birthers. (Hughes’ parents were British immigrants not yet naturalized when he was born. I have a scan of a 1916 law journal article arguing that he was therefore ineligible.)

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