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"I would personally like to thank all of our snowboarders and freestyle skiers for making newscasters across America say things like ‘air to fakie,’ and the ‘back-to-back double cork 1260.’ I don’t know what that means, really, but I just wanted to say it. I’m pretty sure I’m the first President to ever say that."

—President Obama honoring the US Olympic Team at the White House yesterday.

Today we launched an important new White House initiative: The Presidential Council on Beards.

Finding inspiration from today’s visit by the renowned beard enthusiasts from the 2013 World Series Champion Boston Red Sox, the President has pulled together an experienced, enthusiastic, and well-groomed team of council members to advise him on issues related to beard growth, health, and styles.

Learn more about this exciting new initiative.