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Pics: David Axelrod slashes the ‘stache for epilepsy research on live TV


The mere thought of shaving his decades-old mustache off has been keeping David Axelrod up at night.

David Axelrod tells me he didn’t sleep last night – will shave his 40 year old mustache on Morning Joe after $1 mil raised for epilepsy – cj

— Jansing & Co. (@JansingCo) December 7, 2012

Aw, poor Davy.

Today on “Morning Joe,” Axe kept his promise to Joe Scarborough: He slashed the ‘stache after hitting his $1 million dollar fundraising goal for epilepsy research.

David Axelrod raised 1 million for epilepsy..the mustache is coming off in an hour in msnbc..total raised 1049,000.00.

— PatriciaHasseyAllard (@patriciahassey) December 7, 2012


Alright…here we go #slashthestache twitter.com/Morning_Joe/st…

— Morning Joe (@Morning_Joe) December 7, 2012

And after:

Here you have it folks: Axelrod without the stache: twitter.com/viewofadam/sta…

— Adam Henry (@viewofadam) December 7, 2012

Another of Axelrod stache-less twitter.com/igorvolsky/sta…

— igorvolsky (@igorvolsky) December 7, 2012

The stash is slashed twitter.com/Morning_Joe/st…

— Morning Joe (@Morning_Joe) December 7, 2012

“It’s a little unsettling.” – Axelrod on losing his mustache.

— Adam Henry (@viewofadam) December 7, 2012

Best morning television this year?#axelrod #mustache

— jess ven (@JessVen2011) December 7, 2012

If so, we are truly doomed.

The Twitterverse verdict? Not as terrifying as expected:

Breaking: Axelrod shaved his mustache. He’s approximately 25% less creepy now.

— Amy Lutz (@amylutz4) December 7, 2012


David Axelrod actually looks YOUNGER without the mustache. #MorningJoe

— Javan Hamilton(@JJLucasH) December 7, 2012

Axelrod looks younger without the moustache…! Good deal!

— GStuedler (@GStuedler) December 7, 2012

Gotta say, Axelrod looks 12 years younger without the mustache.

— Adam Henry (@viewofadam) December 7, 2012

#David Axelrod WOW! Who knew there was a younger version under that mustache!

— Tawnya M. Matthews (@TawnyaUSAF) December 7, 2012

OK, maybe a little horrifying:

The horror….the horror…. RT @mmckinnon: Axelrod sans stache con scarf campl.us/m8fY

— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) December 7, 2012

Stache-less Axelrod now resembles one of those translucent bank heist masks twitter.com/eScarry/status…

— Eddie Scarry (@eScarry) December 7, 2012

Coming soon?

@morning_joe cannot wait for Axelrod’s mustache to have its own twitter account

— Radu Marinescu (@radum27) December 7, 2012

David Axelrod has gone stache free.Has anyone started an Axelrod’s stache Twitter [email protected]morning_joe @chucktodd

— Backroom Politics (@BackroomPolitic) December 7, 2012

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