Chalk this up to another instance of Fox"News" just not getting it.
Check out the video of Goler's in-depth, probing, question.
"We're deeply disappointed with the loss of the beard," Obama said.
He was responding to a question from FOX News' Wendell Goler for Mr. Obama's nominee for Secretary of Commerce, New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson. Goler had asked Richardson "what happened to the beard, sir?"
The president-elect said he would answer for Richardson, saying that he was sad about the loss of the beard, which had given the Governor, in Mr. Obam's view, a "Western, rugged look."
For some reason, though, Richardson got rid of it.
"Maybe it was scratchy when he kissed his wife," Mr. Obama said.
Granted, Goler did ask about TARP, but the follow-up just killed it.