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Robert Gibbs on ‘Today’ Show: NBC’s Chuck Todd Denied Pardon, Must Shave Goatee

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White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs appeared on the “Today” show this morning as part of a lighthearted segment on the “Goatee Gamble.” The gamble, in case you haven’t heard, is a bet between ABC’s Jake Tapper and NBC’s Chuck Todd.

If the Dodgers win the NLCS, Tapper would grow a goatee and if the Phillies win, Todd would shave his goatee, “his signature look, or a $1,000 donation will be paid by the losing correspondent to the winner’s choice of charity,” according to FishbowlDC. Well, the Phillies won, and now it’s time to settle up.

Gibbs appeared on the segment bearing shaving cream and an electric razor. “Chuck has applied for a presidential pardon and that has been denied,” he said. Al Roker egged on Todd to shave it right on the show, saying “It’s go time,” and “we have three hours.” Things got so far as Gibbs squirting some shaving cream into Todd’s hand, but alas, he didn’t shave the goatee on air.

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