Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Oct 26, 2012
October 26, 2012
The White House:
It appears that Secretary of State HILLARY CLINTON might not be leaving her post after Election Day after all. She tells the Wall Street Journal, "A lot of people have talked to me about staying." But when asked if the current events in Libya, Syiran, Iran and elsewhere might make her departure date slip, she said it was "unlikely."
The White House was apparently surprised by her remarks. (Pacelli)
The President at play:
PRESIDENT OBAMA voted early yesterday in his hometown of Chicago. The picture that made the rounds on all the blogs? The one of the president being asked for his ID!
Illinois law doesn't require voter ID on election day. Only early voters are legally required to show it. (Pacelli)
In other election-wear news... online shoppers are apparently voting with their underwear. The personalized clothing website CafePress.com says its four styles of pro-OBAMA underwear is outselling the pro-ROMNEY styles. That encompasses boxers, briefs, thongs and boy shorts.
Huffington Post says the Obama thong is a best-seller. They also say that the political panties point to another trend. Obama supporters are buying the most pro-candidate underwear. But anti-Obama customers are out-selling the anti-Romney skivvies. Hardly anyone has bought anti-Romney undies. But all of the anti-Obama underwear is a strong seller. (Bartha)
Take back Halloween:
Enough with the Sexy Big Bird. Sultry SWAT Team Officer. Racy Robin Hood. Naughty School Girl.
Ladies, if wandering the aisles of so-called "sexy" store-bought Halloween costumes leaves you feeling depressed, there's a very cool website called "Take Back Halloween" (takebackhalloween.org) that might be for you. It's a free guide on how women can dress up as famous queens, goddesses and other female historical figures. They don't sell any costumes, but they are promoting a campaign now to add 15 new costumes for next Halloween.
There are four categories on the Take Back Halloween site right now:
--"Glamour Grrls" Strong silver screen icons and trailblazers like GRACE KELLY, JOSEPHINE BAKER, AUDREY HEPBURN, MAE WEST and RITA HAYWORTH.
--"Goddesses and Legends" Create your own version of the Greek goddess Athena, the Egyptian goddess Isis or Pele, the volcano goddess of Hawaii.
--"Notable Women" A how-to guide on a cross-section of women in history, including literature's JANE AUSTEN, artist FRIDA KAHLO, JOAN OF ARC, infamous axe murderer LIZZIE BORDEN and abolitionist SOJOURNER TRUTH.
--"Queens" features costumes for The Queen of Sheba, Queen Victoria and British warrior Queen Boudica.
They might be the best parents ever. Unless you're their middle-school aged daughter, then they are definitely the worst.
After their daughter got "fresh" with them, she got her phone taken away for a week.
"An entire week! Can you believe it? My parents are the worst," says an approximation of what we believe this maybe-not-even 13-year-old was thinking.
But it did get worse for the young, "fresh" girl.
Since her parents have taken away her phone, they've been snapping pictures of themselves looking "cool," and posting them to her Facebook page.
How's that for a punishment? Just by walking into a room when you're a parent, you make your kid embarrassed. This is just the digital version. (Maiman)
Like you really care:
FARRAH ABRAHAM from "Teen Mom" is spending her newfound wealth at the plastic surgeon's office. The cranky reality "star" tells In Touch magazine she dropped five-thousand dollars on a boob job and just splurged on a $16-thousand dollar facial procedure. Farrah underwent rhinoplasty, a chin implant and admits there was some serious pain, but says it's all worth it because she feels simply "gorgeous." (Lee)
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