This man once was one giant terrorist attack away from becoming president
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You may have seen him pop up on your television last night during President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address.
You probably wondered who he was.
And you probably made a comment about his hair.
But this is Ernest Moniz, the U.S. Secretary of Energy, and in the last 24 hours, he has gained quite a bit of notoriety. Or should we say his hair has gained quite a bit of notoriety.
Moniz sat out last year’s address because he was the “designated survivor.” That’s the person who goes to a secure location during the address and would immediately become president in the event a disaster wipes everyone at the U.S. Capitol.
Tuesday night, he was in the house.
Once he was put on camera, social media took over.
— Erica Steiner @ TMZ (@SendARavenPlz) January 21, 2015
Here’s Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, just trying to stay awake like the rest of us. pic.twitter.com/RfOHK4ASqb
— Sarah Kliff (@sarahkliff) January 21, 2015
Moniz doesn’t mind all the fuss about his hair.
He’s described it as “flowy” and “a bit curly,” and it hasn’t changed since the 1970s.
Why does the U.S. Secretary of Energy @ErnestMoniz look like a potato and has a mop for hair?
— Aakif عاكف (@AakifL4) January 21, 2015
— Logan (@LoganNee) January 21, 2015
Ernest Moniz bring back the Washington Administration haircut. pic.twitter.com/39G7SB5ziO
— Brett Anderson (@BAnderson_30) January 21, 2015
— Jess Ruzic (@ruzatar) January 21, 2015
— Evan Shapiro (@eshap) January 21, 2015
— The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe) January 21, 2015
h/t: ABC News