For as much fun as the country has had coming up with headlines and campaign slogans featuring the name “Weiner,” it took a special effort for New York mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio to come up with something that could compete. How about #GoWithTheFro? Who doesn’t love his son Dante’s epic mane?

It’s not the first time a hairstyle has been part of a political campaign, but at least John “Silky Pony” Edwards was running on the strength of his own locks.

The New York Times found itself unwittingly stepping into controversial territory with its description of Dante’s afro as “oversize.”