Tuesday, November 20, 2012

David Axelrod needs your help!

In preparing for this post I went Googling for some pictures of a guy who's been on TV a lot recently. His name is David Axelrod and he was a senior campaign advisor for President Obama. Now he's mostly known for his famous facial hair, which is a pretty nice mustache, and the question of whether he'll soon have to shave it off on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" show. He's offered to do this if he can raise a million dollars for research against an illness called epilepsy by the end of this month. A big reason he's interested in this cause is that his daughter, Lauren, has epilepsy. The people on "Morning Joe" are helping him out, and I hope you will, too.

Mr. Axelrod has started a website called slashthestache.com, where you can donate to fight epilepsy. Now here is the problem: November ends in just ten more days, and as of today he's barely halfway to his million-dollar goal. So if you want to see him lose the mustache, you need to get cracking. I don't know what to suggest if you like the mustache and want him to keep it. You can probably go to this website for the sponsoring charity, which is called CURE (Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy), and donate without it counting toward Mr. Axelrod's goal. The main thing is, you should donate!

By the way, here is a picture of David Axelrod with his mustache:

Is it just me, or does he look a lot like Mike's favorite economist, John Maynard Keynes?


K9friend said...

Stopped over for a visit and signed on as your newest follower. As a fellow canine lover, I enjoyed your posts, especially those related to rescue. When you get a chance we'd love it if you could stop by Critter Alley to say hello!

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BUDDY said...

Welcome aboard, Pat! Just got back from Critter Alley--nice blog! You did NaNoWriMo? Mike, my main human, says that's pretty grueling and to tell you congratulations.

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