What’s that beard worth to you?

National Review Online reports on its interview with Joe Miller, the Republican nominee for the Senate in Alaska. Among other things, Miller said he is keeping his beard.
Miller’s comment reminded me of a story about former New Jersey Senator Jon Corzine. Supposedly, when the wealthy Corzine began contemplating a self-funded run, he asked a veteran Democratic insider how much it would cost him to win the seat. The insider set the price at “$45 million if you get rid of the beard.” Corzine then asked, “what if I keep the beard?” “$50 million” was the answer.
Corzine kept the beard and won the seat. Running in Alaska in this year’s environment, it’s unlikely that Miller will have to pay any price for keeping his beard.

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