James Bow is wondering why Layton's 'stache is still on his face after he pledged to shave it off for charity if an Ottawa radio station donated $1000 to children's charities. The answer to this question is simple: The radio station did not manage to raise $1000 dollars.
According to the March 9th 2006 issue of the Ottawa Sun:
"[The charity campaign] wasn't a big success," KISS-FM station manager Danny Kingsbury told Sun Media.But let's think a minute: is Jack Layton's moustache only worth a tiny $1000? Imagine how much media attention the NDP would get if Jack removed the 'stache? That alone would be the equivalent of many hundreds of thousands of dollars in ads.
"I guess in hindsight, what's the motivation for listeners to donate money so that he shaves his moustache off? In terms of getting wallets opened, it didn't really do what we thought it might."
Kingsbury said the amount raised was "very, very minimal -- just pittance."
Personally, I think Layton should have removed his moustache before he gave his keynote speech at the NDP Convention. I mean, think about it: The NDP is seriously going for government, and new, clean-shaven Layton would be its Prime Minister.
But in case you are curious, here is how Jack Layton's face looks in its various forms, thanks to Sweet Neo-Conned.
With the 'Stache
Without the 'Stache
As partisan Liberals and Conservatives see him