In every U.S. president’s administration, there is always some kind of in-fighting that spills out into the public domain and now a battle royale is shaping up between President Barack Obama’s senior adviser David Axelrod and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder.USA/

The two are set to duke it out over who has done the most to contribute to the Mustached American way of life — and no, it’s not the contest of who has the best mustache (Ax might just win that between the two of them if that were the case).

“Axelrod and I both went to Stuyvesant high school in New York and I got an alumni magazine or print out or something that showed us mustache-less in high school,USA/” Holder said.

The organization behind the award, the American Mustache Institute, says that Holder is the first mustached attorney general in more than 100 years.

“I was actually going to shave mine during the course of the summer. My kids told me not to and now I think I should have followed my gut,” Holder told reporters. “I’d be honored to have that award but it’s nothing I’m pining for.”