No one wants to dress up like Sarah Palin. A festive sign that her political star is fading!

 The most festive sign that her political star is fading

By Eric Randall

Intrepid-Washington Post reporter Ned Martel asked costume store owners and pollsters alike, and discovered that no one wants to dress up like Sarah Palin this year, perhaps the most festive sign that her political star is fading. But never fear, Ms. Palin, politician costumes in general are kind of on the outs. Martel reports:

“This has been a very dead year as far as political stuff goes,” said Sandra Duraes, manager of Backstage, the Capitol Hill emporium. “We really don’t have Sarah Palin. Nobody’s asking for her.” Duraes spoke wistfully of 2008, when the Alaska governor burst onto the political scene just in time for Halloween celebrants to embrace her red suit, updo and spectacles.

And to back it up, he’s got national polls! 

In 2011, however, the political gloom lies too heavily across the land, according to Ron Faucheux, a local pollster who surveyed 1,000 Americans and found that they would rather dress as Lady Gaga or the Geico Caveman than Palin or President Obama. 

Martel says Arnold Schwarzenegger is still slightly popular, boosted by his own sex scandal this year, but in general, the trend goes toward music stars, not political ones. The Atlantic Wire’s own intrepid reporting (and Google) reveal, however, that the two biggest costumes this year will be Angry Birds and Black Swan. We’re on board with Angry Birds, but didn’t Will Forte’s character dress up as Black Swan for last year’s “30 Rock” Halloween episode? That means a Black Swan costume this year would be as passé as… well, a Sarah Palin costume.
 
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12 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. LakeLucilleLoon
    Oct 29, 2011 @ 12:42:22

    I’m not too sure about adults that dress up for Halloween. That’s a little odd to begin with.

    Reply

    • Lynne
      Oct 30, 2011 @ 12:01:52

      Maybe it’s odd in Wasilla. In many other places, Halloween is a favorite holiday party time and can last for days if it falls on a weekend. I think you need to get out more.

      Reply

      • WakeUpAmerica
        Oct 30, 2011 @ 22:08:41

        That’s how it is where I live too. EVERYONE does Halloween. However, where I lived before, only the kids up to junior high age participated.

  2. Xenon
    Oct 29, 2011 @ 14:35:54

    I think you mean, “…dress DOWN as Sara Palin.”

    Fixed.

    Reply

  3. Just_a_Mote
    Oct 29, 2011 @ 16:38:38

    I hear that even within the subcategory ‘Ghoul’, the ‘Sarah Palin’ is a non seller.

    Reply

  4. climber357
    Oct 30, 2011 @ 06:44:27

    Men dressing up as sarah are funny Halloween costumes. The resemblances on a lot of them are uncanny.

    Reply

    • Bretta
      Oct 30, 2011 @ 22:29:03

      The one with Herb “Herman” Cain as Sarah Palin was uncanny – all he would have had to do is shave the ‘stache.

      Reply

  5. espresso4me
    Oct 30, 2011 @ 09:16:09

    People may still, knowingly or not, dress up as sarah in the forms of Ghouls, Ghosts, and Vampires. She is a blood-sucking, dead creature who mimics humans and screeches like the banshee from Hell.

    Happy Halloween!

    Julia

    Reply

  6. WakeUpAmerica
    Oct 30, 2011 @ 11:19:46

    I don’t know anyone who would think it was fun to dress up as a quitter, loser, tundra turd, twatwaffle (ROFLMAO when I read that one), or grifter. Now, Wasillabilly might be fun.

    Reply

  7. honeybabe1941
    Oct 31, 2011 @ 15:30:40

    i am so pleased that there is even no mention of the palin pox on huffington post. i REALLY liked that.

    Reply

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