May 14th, 2006

just me

Pogonophobia

Question to the yanks in the audience.
Apparently Al Gore's transitory beard was the cause of some... 'fuss' over in the US and somehow counts against him politically.

Why?

Honest Abe had a beard.
Van Buren had impressive mutton chops as did Zachary Taylor
Ulysees Grant had a full beard.
Rutherford Hayes had 'The Full Blessed' as did Garfield.
Chester A Arthur and Grover Cleveland had 'tasches as did Roosevelt and Taft.

So, what's the big issue and why would it count against him if he went for pres again? Or is it something to do with his green issues and beard = hippy?