The White House of Horrors

“It’s as much fun to scare as to be scared” – Vincent Price

Happy Halloween, all. Be safe out there trick-or-treating tonight … if you have small kids, that is. If, for some reason, you don’t have small kids then don’t be safe trick-or-treating … or, more to the point, don’t GO trick-or-treating. It’d just be creepy.

I saw a show just last night on various theatrical haunted houses. It was interesting to see the makeup and props and efforts that went into these productions. Of course, to my mind there were not nearly as frightening as what’s going on in the White House and Congress over the past few years. But, that is not the topic of today’s post.

Instead, we found this article about trick-or-treaters at the White House. Hewing to Michelle Obama’s health food craze, the Obamas apparently handed out healthy snacks (like fruit) to the kids. Seriously? You can get away with that when you have all that Secret Service protection. As for the rest of us cake-eating peasants, our  cars and houses would be vandalized in a heartbeat.

To their credit, they also added some candies. One suspects this was actually demanded by the Secret Service. “Mr. President, it is our job to protect you, and that is going to be much easier to do if we also give the kids candy instead of just health food. The grounds are going to be swarming with outsiders, dressed in costumes to make them unrecognizable. We either cancel the whole thing to keep you safe, or we give them what they want.”

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