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What Color Is Your Aura?

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Ever wonder what color your aura is? Those in the know seem to think that a major defeat in next week's election could "dim Karl Rove's aura" (WaPo). This can't help but make me wonder whether Rove has an aura, and what color it might be which also gets me thinking about Halloween, and what to wear to a Halloween party...

As I sit running through various and sundry outfits that might work--Mata Hari, Isadora Duncan, Alger Hiss, I can't help but fantasize about what some, in the Bush administration, might go trick or treating in. Dick Cheney, for instance, trick or treat dressed like Marilyn Monroe, and

Condoleezza Rice -- Joan of Arc

Karl Rove -- Mary Magdalene

Donald Rumsfeld -- as an Emperor Penguin

George W. Bush --- Napoleon

Lynne Rumsfeld -- Marie Antoinette ?

Oh, and as for me... I think I'll go as a Diebold voting machine, and make sure I remain tamper-proof in this election unlike the last time, back in 2004, when Diebold chief executives pledged their "commitment to helping Ohio deliver its electoral votes" to President Bush. Yes, in an era when interest in virginity has been born again, if I go as Diebold, I can make damned sure nobody screws with me. After all, why would anyone in their right mind dare "To think Diebold is somehow tainted because they have a couple of folks on their board who support the president."as Jason Mauk, GOP spokesman said 2 years ago after the last electoral debacle.

So, it just feels right, to me, that I dress as Diebold on Halloween tomorrow cause voting machines, and elections have auras, too, and this one must be brighter than we've seen in a long, long time.