Pogonophobia is fear of beards. Having one, Mark Steyn is agin it.
I'm with the neocon icon in supporting firemen forced to go goteeless, lest whiskers cause smoke masks to leak, but another cultural icon has a prior claim on this rare word's currency. Might it be more conservative to defer to the elder statesman of the Okefenokee Swamp, an impudent marsupial who did not suffer platitudes gladly?
If reluctance to face down peer group pressure on policy ideas isn't Pogonophobia, it ought to be.