David Axelrod, Senior Advisor to President Obama during his successful reelection bid, had admitted today that the offer to shave off his moustache if Romney won Pennsylvania, Michigan or Minnesota, was born of more than bravado.
‘After forty years it just gets a bit manky’, said a forlorn Axelrod, ‘It starts out life as a soup strainer, then a crumb carrier, and before you know it you can’t get rid of it for fear of what the wife will think. I was sure we were going to lose Pennsylvania, and then I could have been done with it. Now I’ve had to set up a whole website and it’s just got a bit out of hand.’
Axelrod went on to say that the one redeeming feature of the whole affair was being able to take money off Donald Trump without expecting a visit from Satan.