Ted Nugent has stripped back his long mane of hair, prompting speculation from some quarters that he's preparing for political aspirations. But despite these assertations, Nugent claims, it's simply because his locks were getting in the way of his hunting trips. "As I'm tracking deer my damn ponytail kept getting snagged, it got to be a pain in the ass. So on a whim, I just did it, and so far, everybody thinks that it's OK," he said in a new interview (via Ultimate Classic Rock). Still, Nugent recognises that some believe he's looking to move into politics. "That had nothing to do with [the haircut], but the threat of me running for public office is alive and well, because obviously our government has been overtaken by gangsters and America haters." He continues by claiming he could replace every 5,000 federal employees with one person who could do a better job. "I would love to see America run like the Nugent household," he said. "You get up early, you maximize your productivity, you be the best that you can be, you live within your means, you save for a rainy day and you don't be some gluttonous, slovenly, criminal, wasteful, paycheck fire-torching bastard like most of the bastards in politics today." What do you make of Nugent's apparent aspiration to run America? Let us know your views - and concerns - in the comments.