Official Statement on Weprin Defeat

On September 14, 2011, by AMI Staff

Bare-faced Republican candidate Bob Turner was declared the winner Tuesday night over Democratic and Mustached American candidate David Weprin in an out-of-season contest to succeed Rep. Anthony Weiner in New York’s 9th Congressional District.

Dr. Aaron Perlut, chairman of the American Mustache Institute, issued the following statement on behalf of the Mustached American community:

“It’s a sad day for America and New York. In conceding the race to represent New York’s 9th Congressional District to a bare-faced mortal, David Weprin clearly demonstrated the effortless grace of the Mustached-American community.

“But lost in Mr. Weprin’s concession was a great crime. By not sending another Mustached American to Congress — and there are only 30 in Congress with facial hair, not including Nancy Pelosi — the American people and the voters of New York have robbed themselves of Mustached American-laden leadership, rugged good looks, and the ability to cut through pork belly appropriations and the weak-kneed spirit that plagues our current Congressional representation. A sad day indeed.”