April Fools' Day at White House: President's Council on Beards?

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It seems only fitting that the White House’s attempt at an April Fools’ Day joke would involve beards. After all, the Boston Red Sox were in the house today.

The official “announcement” goes like this:

Today, President Obama announced the creation of the President’s Council on Beards, a committee of volunteer citizens and officials dedicated to honoring our nation’s history, and promoting men’s health and wellness.

Finding inspiration from today’s visit by the renowned beard enthusiasts from the 2013 World Series Champion Boston Red Sox, the President has pulled together an experienced, enthusiastic, and hairy team of council members to advise him on issues related to beard growth, health, and styles.

Led by chair Jay Carney, also known as “The Briefing Beard,” council members include:

Even though this is a joke, they did manage to put together a nice historical piece on beards in the White House.

Unfortantely, both times the Blackhawks made their visit, they were clean shaven, so couldn’t be included.

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