Here at the editorial offices of Hope n' Change Cartoons, we're big enthusiasts for Halloween (which, in these politically correct times, is more properly referred to as "Redistribution of Fattening, Subsidized Corn Syrup-Based Corporate Products Day").
And of course, it's also a big day at the Whitehouse - because no one knows more about wearing a mask to get what you want than Barack Obama.
To celebrate, Barack and Michelle gave out treats on Saturday - which was more convenient for them than waiting until, oh, Halloween - despite the fact that bitterly cold rain and snow fell on the kids paraded for the first couple's photo-op.
The president looked out over the shivering tots and said, "You guys doing alright? It's not ideal out here. Let's give out some candy!" Which is, of course, what his teleprompter has been telling him to say for years now.
Each child received a box of M&Ms with a presidential seal (hello, Ebay!), a butter cookie in the shape of the Whitehouse (hello, Weightwatchers!) and, to ensure fond childhood memories of our gracious and generous first lady, a baggie of dried fruit.
But all too soon, the magical festivities were over and Barack Obama again turned his thoughts from All Hallow's Eve to All Hollow Promises...and making sure taxpayers are the ones left holding the bag.
In any event, HAPPY HALLOWEEN from Hope n' Change Cartoons - and remember to be generous tonight when scary-looking young people appear at your door demanding goodies.
Unless they've got drums, in which case they're probably members of Occupy Wall Street.
BONUS: Want some frightening art for this (or next) Halloween? Click here for a printable sized version of this scary Whitehouse Halloween painting!
BONUS #2: And don't forget the Hope n' Change Halloween videos! Great for sharing with friends or liberals on Facebook!