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Posted at 04:26 PM ET, 10/28/2011

Read this: Political Halloween costumes; Johnny Wright

Just add wig and you've got Zombie Gaddafi! (Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images)
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.

Johnny Wright in 2009. (Dominic Bracco II/The Washington Post)
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.”

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