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.

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