Via CNN’s Jake Tapper, there’s a new position open in the Obama White House today, all thanks to Jay Carney’s new beard:

initial analysis of @ beard indicates mutton chops are coming in the strongest, per WH Beard Czar
Jay Carneys new beard creates a job
Jake Tapper

First of all, there’s only one “mountain man” who can pull off the post-vacation scruffy look, and I think we all know who that is

Second of all, Carney’s a bit late to the No Shave November party.

And finally, former Bush43 press secretary Dana Perino FTW:

Imagine if I had shown up to the podium with a beard. Now that would have been big news people!!
Jay Carneys new beard creates a job
Dana Perino