House and Senate Republicans are in Baltimore for their annual retreat today, which explains why Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan got to break out their best Casual Friday wear on a Thursday. But it doesn’t explain why 45-year-old Paul Ryan looks exactly like a fussy 11-year-old whose mother dressed him up for church.

There was some talk on the internet recently about whether Paul Ryan’s new beard made him hot all of a sudden. I’m glad this photo finally puts that debate to rest. He looks like if you crossed the coolest people in the world with, well, a Republican from Wisconsin.

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