Last year there were lots of little Obamas,Bushes, Palins and McCains ringing doorbells and yelling trick or treat on Halloween. This year not so much. It's just not a political Halloween in 2009, with one notable exception.
Sarah Palin costumes and masks are flying off the shelves and even outselling Obama masks by quite a healthy margin. Go figure? The only other quasi-political figure who is even coming close to Palin in popularity is Glenn Beck. Not sure what that says about the the country but it is something to ponder.
Those who study such things say that this is the year of Michael Jackson and Star Trek. Political figures, it seems are soooo 2008. I guess that means lots of Gloved Ones, Captain Kirks and Mr. Spocks along with the usual pirates, ghosts, vampires, and ballerinas will be ringing my doorbell. There is no call at all for John McCain or Joe Biden masks, and little interest either in Dick Cheney or George and Laura Bush. Only Sarah Palin retains her rock star status for the Halloween crowd. Is there a message here?
I'm thinking that a Sarah Palin costume is really easy to pull off-- A pair of glasses, pit-bull red lipstick, a tailored suit, high heels, a shotgun and a lot of " you betcha's" would do the trick. Who needs a mask anyway and in this year of global recession and environmental awareness, it's definitely politically correct to make your own biodegradable costume out of junk lying around the house..
Interesting, isn't it that Sarah Palin is the only political figure who is really hot for Halloween this year. I wonder what it means, or if it means anything at all?