It's actually "barefaced."The only one of these three choices recognized by the Oxford English Dictionary as meaning "shameless" is "barefaced."
Etymologies often refer to the prevalence of beards among Renaissance Englishmen, but beards were probably too common to be considered as deceptively concealing. It seems more likely that the term derived from the widespread custom at that time among the upper classes of wearing masks to social occasions where one would rather not be recognized.
What is so repugnant about it is that it diminishes all that is good and great about Obama -- his brilliant oratory skills, his demonstrated record of trying to make the world a better place, and yes, even his "rock star" persona -- and reduces it to a simplistic and erroneous conclusion.
How would Clinton supporters react if someone said the only reason she is where she is is because she married well? Which is certainly more true than Geraldine Ferraro's statement.
I'll tell you how they'd react. Their heads would exploed.
This poll is utterly meaningless. If you look at the ENTIRE thing only 24% of those polled want Obama and Clinton on the ticket and you can rest assured most of those people are Clinton supporters. Obama supporters have no interest in having Clinton on the ticket.