President-elect Barack Obama introduces New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson as nominee for commerce secretary during a news conference in Chicago, December 3, 2008. (Jeff Haynes/Reuters)
OK, so this is hilarious: Obama keeps not calling on Fox News at his press conferences, because they are mean, bad people. Until today! So what does the intrepid Fox "reporter" do with his golden opportunity? He asks about Bill Richardson's beard. No, really:
Fox’s Wendell Goler began by thanking Obama for calling on him, and then proceeded to ask about the TARP funds and Bill Richardson’s now-removed beard. Obama began by offering a light-hearted take on Richardson’s beard:
"I’m going to answer this question about the beard. I think it was a mistake for him to get rid of it. I thought that whole western, rugged look was really working for him. … We’re deeply disappointed with the loss of the beard."
Oh, us too! Us too! Bring back the beard, Secretary Papa Bear!