March 21, 2008

Have we ever had a fully bearded VP?

Gordon Smith does the research.

21 comments:

dbp said...

Al Gore sometimes sports a full beard and he was a pretty good VP...He never did both (beard and VPOTUS) at the same time, but it is never too late.

Ron said...

It would be difficult to not vote for a candidate who had the huevos to grow the full muttonchops! Hell, let's write Levi Morton in now! His chances ain't any deader than Ron Paul's, and the stubborn will try to write HIM in!

Or we do we now view facial hair as 'reinstalling the glass ceiling' and discriminatory to female candidates?

Middle Class Guy said...

A hirsute Vice President?

Ron said...

That second George Clinton was in the Parliament Funklessdelic!

ZPS said...

I know it doesn't count because he was the POTUS and not the VPOTUS...but Abe Lincoln had a beard named Mary Todd!

Trooper York said...

Very funny ZPS. I wish I had thought of it.

Cedarford said...

If I hadn't seen Richardson flop around like a flummoxed flounder out of water at the debates and on meet the press, I'd actually believe he is competent rather than a man Bill Clinton mentored severel levels above his competency on his "Hispanic-Hood".

The guy with his Clinton-stuffed resume` went as far as the stuffed resume`s of Biden and Dodd did. He got only 2-4% of the vote in Primaries, some he was under 1%.

But people thrilled with identity politics who tout Bush's "Mr. Smithers", Condi Rice as VP also cannot resist the idea of America falling to their knees shouting "Hallelujah!" if they were only treated to an Affirmative Action ticket.

With a pledge to blind and cripple Nancy Pelosi and force her into a lesbian relationship to get the First Democrat official leader "5-Fer". Shes blind! She's crippled! She's now a lesbian! She was already a "she" and mentally handicapped!! She's pissed we maimed her in the name of Affirmative Action, but she'll come around after we send her to Mosque to get a noble minority religion....

Seriously - What will be the slogan? "Vote the PC ticket - society and your boss are monitoring your enthusiasm and compliance with America's diversity objectives!"?

Middle Class Guy said...

ZPS said...
...but Abe Lincoln had a beard named Mary Todd!


Eleanor Roosevelt had a beard too. That is why FDR had a mistress.

Slim999 said...

I don't know if we have ... but we've had a fully bearded President.

Bill Clinton has long-served as Hillary Clinton's beard.

Trooper York said...

John Nance Garner was know in Washington as the bearded clam. We don't know if was because he could keep his mouth shut or because of his sexual preferances.

ZPS said...

"Eleanor Roosevelt had a beard too. That is why FDR had a mistress."

!!!

LOL. I remember a discussion I had about this, or maybe someone else was having it, somewhere, I don't remember where or when. The question was, what do you call a female's beard? It can't be a beard because women don't (usually!) grow them naturally. So what do women have (that men don't) that masks them in such a way that it can be used as a male equivalent for "beard"?

I don't think there is anything comparable.

For example, if Hillary! was having a secret lesbian affair with, I don't know, Mary Matalin, what then would we call Bill Clinton?

Middle Class Guy said...

Cedarford said...
If I hadn't seen Richardson flop around like a flummoxed flounder



Flummoxed flounder...
Cedarford, that is one of the funniest things I have ever seen you write.

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ZPS said...
For example, if Hillary! was having a secret lesbian affair with, I don't know, Mary Matalin, what then would we call Bill Clinton?


Free at last, free at last, good gawd almighty, free at last!!!!!!

Gahrie said...

For example, if Hillary! was having a secret lesbian affair with, I don't know, Mary Matalin, what then would we call Bill Clinton?

Probably peeping tom

spudchuker said...

If Richardson is Obama's VP he will have not only more hair but more cleavage than HRC. Perhaps our most rotund VP? He and Al Gore would be an AWESOME duo.

Trooper York said...
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Trooper York said...

For example, if Hillary! was having a secret lesbian affair with, I don't know, Mary Matalin, what then would we call Bill Clinton?

Tumescent.

Not that there's anything wrong with twat.

PatCA said...

Another Obama misstep. A bearded, Spanish-speaking partner? For a guy who deals with image so effectively, it is communicating that he is as far left as we suspected.

Trooper York said...

"Another Obama misstep. A bearded, Spanish-speaking partner?"

Well what could he do? Fidel Castro isn't feeling so well these days so his choice was limited.

PatCA said...

Yeah, and Raoul is kinda busy. Not to mention this other guy, who's kinda...unavailable.

http://littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/?entry=28915_Che_Guevara_Flags_in_Obamas_Houston_Office&only