Politicizing Halloween

As if putting up with the religious nutjobs that decry Halloween as a ‘devils night’ and ‘evil’ every year wasn’t fun enough, now politics has gotten involved.

A Grosse Pointe Farms woman refused to hand out candy to children of Obama supporters.  A sign in her yard stated “No handouts for Obama supporters, liars, tricksters or kids of supporters.”  How is a kid supposed to react to that? Crying and calling the lady mean, thats how. Way to get support for your cause lady, by making kids who can’t vote cry and bringing negative publicity to your candidate’s campaign. I did get a kick out of the guy who drew the peace sign on his ‘Obama 4 Peace’ sign wrong though.

I actually got a handout during trick-or-treating hours Friday night. A girl handed me a post card with a piece of candy on it. The card was about only buying ‘Fair Trade Certified’ chocolate, which apparently doesn’t use child labor (except for handing out the pamphlets).  If you go to the campaign’s site (which I won’t repeat here), you’ll find their other causes are war protests, world trade organization protests, and tours of Cuba and various third-world countries.

Thanks for the free chocolate, guys. But it still doesn’t hold a candle to a good old capitalism-powered Hershey’s bar.