Representative Stan Lee (R) (a/k/a the "Stache") has now placed his ability to grow facial hair into the political debate in his race for Kentucky Attorney General, thus making his mustache now a political prop for the political pundits. See, Bluegrass Report, Stan Lee (R).
At last month's Lincoln Day lunch in Jessamine county, this is what Stan had to say to a charged and partisan-supportive crowd.
"I am going to win this race because I have been an attorney for twenty years, which is also the same amount of time it would take little Jack Conway to grow a moustache."
Click here for source of quote. Click here for the face that accompanies that "stache".
Actually, this quote is not only entirely irrelevant to the political debate, but is offered as a reminder that in this new age of campaigning, you are never entirely off the record and what may appeal to the supporters in the crowd comes off a little poorly in the context of the print media.
But throughout this post, do not forget who threw facial hair into the fracas! None other than Stan himself who thought it worthy of a joke for a serious office with serious issues in need of serious candidates.
The political hyperbole aside. Click here for some information on Jack Conway who not only has experience as a lawyer, but has served in state government and was a strong challenger for Congress. See also, Jack Conway (D) Nabs Labor Endorsements For Attorney General Bid.
And here is Stan Lee's website.
Worse yet, the "Stache" was also a tad incorrect since the "Stache" has rounded up his accumulated years of experience as a lawyer. He was admitted to the bar in 1988, but we all know that "twenty" years is a much better sound byte than "18", "19" or "nearly 20". Click here for his bio at his firm's web site.
Updated: I thought it only fair to compare Stan's "Stache" to those others who have been in the news over the years as a basis of comparison. Some may ruminate on how cool the stache is, or why not some sideburns, or even a goatee!
Since Stan is an insurance defense lawyer, we all know he has a darn good sense of humor and can chuckle over this development as the rest of the world wonders if he is also a "Dapper Dan Man".
Here are others whose staches have been a part of their visual trademarks:
Stan Lee; Albert Einstein; Oliver Wendel Holmes
Sir Claude McDonald; Friedrich Nietzsche; Charles Evans Hughes
Gen. Ambrose Burnsides; Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; Charlie Chaplin
Well, Albert had the wild hair; Oliver had the patrician look; McDonald the medals; Nietzsche the psyche; Charles the beard; Ambrose the sideburns; Arthur had Sherlock; and Charlie the boulder.
And let us not forget that Alexander the Great assumed the throne of Macedonia at the ripe old age of 20 and then conquered much of the known world without a moustache, beard, sideburns, or goatee; Thomas Jefferson was writing the Declaration of Independence at the age of 33 without benefit of facial hair; and Alexander Hamilton was writing the Federalist Papers at 31 (but he did wear a wig).