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Axelrod shaves mustache for charity

Published: Sat, December 8, 2012 @ 12:00 a.m.

Associated Press


President Barack Obama’s strategist David Axelrod had his trademark mustache shaved Friday on MSNBC after the hosts of “Morning Joe” helped raise $1 million for his epilepsy charity.

Axelrod, and his facial hair, appear frequently on news shows.

He had said on “Morning Joe” he would shave the mustache he’d worn for 40 years on live TV if Obama lost Pennsylvania, Minnesota or Michigan in the Nov. 6 election. Host Joe Scarborough had agreed to grow a mustache if Obama won either Florida or North Carolina.

Obama won Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Michigan and Florida, but Axelrod said he still would shave his mustache if his charity raised $1 million by Nov. 30. His daughter, Lauren, has epilepsy, and his wife, Susan, helped create the group.


1AtownAugie(873 comments)posted 3 years, 5 months ago

WGN is reporting Axelrod had to shave his mustache prior to surgery. Doctors at Mercy Hospital Medical Center in Chicago performed the difficult procedure. Since he no longer can make money off of "Obama for America," Axelrod underwent surgery to free his lips which had fused to Obama's behind. The Medical Center reports Axelrod is recovering nicely after his lipbuttomy. (Readers may recall that David Betras underwent the world's first lipbuttomy -- performed at Ohio State when Obama was in Columbus. Betras' recovery was aided by frequent applications of hummus to his lips.)

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2ytownredux(117 comments)posted 3 years, 5 months ago

Way to go Atown Augie, lets find a way to politicize a man that just raised 1 million dollars to help people with Epilepsy. You and people like you are the reason you are losing nationally. I hope you read this post when your wife, husband, or child has an epileptic seizure. Good job showing that humanity!!!!

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