Where are our demon sheep? Our Joe the Plumbers? It’s looking like a bad year for political Halloween costumes, reports our colleague Ned Martel — the characters are too dull or too grotesque. “Could anyone draw laughs as Hosni Mubarak, wheeled around in a bed-cage? [There’s] a run on black curly wigs and mustaches, in service to Moammar Gaddafi get-ups, but the Libyan despot was hard to look at in his last cruel hours” — unless you go as Zombie Gaddafi.
And look who’s doing the celebrity school visit thing — the first lady’s hairstylist, Johnny Wright, who read to Anacostia pre-schoolers on Thursday, reports Hamil Harris for The Root DC. The kids were thrilled to death, not because they knew who he was — they didn't have a clue, actually — but because he rocked “The Little Engine That Could.”