That prompted me to remember a conversation that came up at a party while talking to a bearded fellow about how our beards may relegate us to a certain class in society.
On Twitter/Facebook, I asked: How many political or business leaders do you know of that have beards?
From the photos I looked up, I think Al looks fine with the beard.
Replied: @libbyh those are good ones. There are a few academic + business types, such as John Seely Brown or Vint Cerf, but they don’t really count.