With Movember just around the bend, senior adviser to the Obama campaign David Axelrod made a hairy wager on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” Wednesday: he will shave off his four-decade-old mustache on national television if Obama loses Minnesota, Michigan or Pennsylvania on Election Day. …

The American Mustache Institute isn’t pleased with the wagers, especially the bet by Axe. “It’s incredibly irresponsible for Axelrod to be playing games with such an exceptionally powerful mustache,” institute chairman Dr. Aaron Perlut tells Whispers, noting that Axelrod’s famous stache can be categorized as the “Chevron style,” or the standard issue law enforcement mustache.

“There are very few people in positions of power who are mustached Americans, so for he to even jest about removing his lip sweater is somewhat offensive to the entire American mustached community,” he says.