While combing through file photos, the QConf staff came across a photo of Mayor Bill de Blasio during his time as Public Advocate when he was sporting a fashionable beard.
We could not help getting excited at the idea of a bearded Mayor for this trendy City of ours. The young, up and coming generation loves to wear a variety of facial foliage and we think this would be the opportune time for the leader of our City to take a stand against the anti-beard sentiments in politics.
For the first hundred plus years of our country’s existence, many presidents proudly wore some facial fur, but ever since the razor became safer to use, the practice has gone out the window and has in fact become a death sentence for political campaigns.
In 2013, a political action committee, the Bearded Entrepreneurs for the Advancement of a Responsible Democracy, sprouted up like a 5 o’clock shadow to support politicians with both “a full beard and a savvy mind full of growth-oriented policy positions that will move our great nation towards a more lush and magnificient future.”
We here at QConf whole-heartedly agree with Beard PAC and would like de Blasio to make a change the City has not seen since 1913 with Mayor William Gaynor.
And if you are all for the Bristled de Blasio, join us in tweeting out #BeardeddeBlasio2015.