See, I'm guessing that if you've been out and about on the web today, you've already seen the picture of Dick & LynnCheney's dogs dressed up for Halloween. I'm sure the pups don't appreciate it one bit, but the Superman costume does resemble a Superman costume, and the one dressed as Darth Vader surely would take the prize at most doggy dress-up events. And, heh heh, that is the new Cheney joke, after all. Gnaaaa... Darth Vader...walk on the dark side, Dick likes it just fine, and Lynn gives out little replicas of Vader to show journalists that she's got a sense of humor just like regular people. And what did Bush say yesterday?

"I asked him what costume he was planning," mumbled the Commando in Chief. "He said, 'I am already wearing it'. He mumbled something about the dark side of the force."

Right, 'something about the dark side of the force'. We get it, hoss, and we know that you can only go on for so long making jokes about shooting old men in the face.

So how did Laura dress the little Bush boop-boops for this sacred Christian celebration? I realize that the picture is right there in front of you, but I figure you might need a bit of help anyway, so let me quote the caption from the White House Site.

"The White House pets, India, Miss Beazley and Barney, get ready for a Boo-tiful Halloween, as they sit for photos on the South Lawn of the White House. Being very patient, from left, are India, as the wizard; Miss Beazley, as a strawberry, and Barney, as a cowboy."

A strawberry? A friggin' strawberry? Dennis Kucinich, old son, I think you may have hit the nail on the head this time. They can call you nuts for talking about UFOs, but I've never seen you dress your dog as a dessert topping.