A mustache America has come to know through two presidential campaigns has been shaved this morning on MSNBC’s Morning Joe. David Axelrod, former Senior Advisor to the President, had previously challenged the hosts of the aforementioned show to raise one million dollars for an epilepsy charity and said that if they did he would shave off his signature whiskers. The hosts, Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough, fulfilled their end of the challenge and Axelrod fulfilled his end of the deal on live television, shaving cream and all.
The daughter of Axelrod and his wife, Susan Landau, was diagnosed with epilepsy when she was 7 months old. The drive had donations from people from across the political spectrum, including Barack Obama and Donald Trump. The money went to Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy. While being shaved, Axelrod mentioned that he has had the mustache for over 40 years. Luckily, if he doesn’t like his new look he can always grow another mustache and the charity still gets to keep the over $1 million dollars raised.
After such a hectic campaign season, it is nice to see honest fun for a good cause. Now if only Axelrod could grow his mustache back fast. Then perhaps he could challenge politicians that he would shave his mustache again if they managed to fix the fiscal cliff. Wishful thinking I am sure. But if Trump can agree with Obama on something then anything is possible.