Presidential Facial Hair: The Good, The Bad And The Grizzly (SLIDESHOW, POLL)

07/27/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

The President of the United States has to put his best face forward...and sometimes it's covered in hair. President Obama claims he can't grow a beard, but in the nineteenth century, facial hair flourished on executives from Martin Van Buren to William Howard Taft in the forms of sideburns, mustaches and beards. Which whiskers do you think are well-groomed? And who needs a good shave?

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