Beto O’Rourke on Tuesday responded to the so-called “emergency” on the southern border by taking an evening stroll around El Paso, TX:
We’re walking the streets of El Paso…the largest border community along the 2,000 mile US-Mexico border without armed guards…without any fear for our life at night, because this is one of the safest cities in the United States.
Fap check, true:
Violent crime per 1,000 residents
|Oklahoma City, OK||7.95|
|Los Angeles, CA||7.70|
|San Francisco, CA||7.25|
|El Paso, TX||3.87|
But that is neither here nor there.
About the beard…
Here’s my advice, and for the record, MFP has an 89.1% accuracy rate:
Keep the beard until next fall– chiding reporters whenever they bring it up– thus generating a trivial, but invaluable “will he or won’t he shave for the primary debates” buzz worth hundreds of millions in earned media.