Paterson loses key mustache demographic

paterson mustacheOne issue not covered by that Siena poll: the gubernatorial 'stache, which is -- sadly -- no more.

Laments the American Mustache Institute after David Paterson appeared completely clean shaven today:

As one of the only Mustached American U.S. governors, Gov. Patterson would have certainly been a fine candidate for the prestigious "Robert Goulet Memorial Mustached American of the Year" honor, which will be awarded at 'Stache Bash 2009 featuring John Oates on Oct. 30 in St. Louis.
But the Governor's calous, selfish, and ignorant act has done a great disservice to people of Mustached American descent who were willing to support him in his reelection efforts. Now, more than likely, our community will shun him, and in an election year, it was a decision that was clearly made without great thought.

As it happens, "people of Mustached American descent" was the only demographic still supporting David Paterson.

[via @tenacioustj]

photo: ny.gov

Comments

Since he's tried it just about every other way, I think he should try the Beard-only look next. It's a hard one to pull off (I know from experience), but if he could do it, he might just drag his numbers up high enough to get reelected!

May I suggest he shave his head before embracing Slacker's beard-only idea. Because then it will look like his head is on upside down and that would be hysterically awesome. To me.

The beard-only thing is Amish - isn't it not? I like the idea of an Amish governor riding a buggy and building barns.

Say Something!

We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.

The Scoop

Ever wish you had a smart, savvy friend with the inside line on what's happening around the Capital Region? You know, the kind of stuff that makes your life just a little bit better? Yeah, we do, too. That's why we created All Over Albany. Find out more.

Recently on All Over Albany

Voices for a mighty argument

We were browsing through the local photos today on the Yale Photogrammar site -- an easy-to-use interface for 170,000 photographs from 1935 to 1945 created... (more)

Drawing: Joshua Bell with the ASO + Yono's

The Albany Symphony Orchestra opens its new season September 6 at the Palace with a concert featuring superstar violinist Joshua Bell. We have two tickets... (more)

What's a recent building that you like?

What's a relatively recent Capital Region building that has a design you like or appreciate? We've been thinking about this question generally for a while,... (more)

Friday Night Flicks: Casablanca + free popcorn

The Friday Night Flicks series of outdoor movies in West Capitol Park wraps up this Friday with a screening of Casablanca. Also: The first 150... (more)

An appropriate time to tell him where to shove that filibuster

An episode from Kirsten Gillibrand's upcoming book, about working out in the US Senate gym, as recounted in People: "On another occasion, she writes, after... (more)