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Political halloween

Article published on the 2008-11-05 Latest update 2008-11-05 09:54 TU

A polling booth(Photo: Barbara Giudice)

A polling booth
(Photo: Barbara Giudice)

On 31 October every year Americans celebrate Halloween, dressing up, trick-or-treating and having a party. This year the festival took a political turn. Photo-report by Barbara Giudice.

With an election just four days away, who could ignore the excitement ahead or the celebrities created during the campaign?

Republican Vice-Presidential candidate Sarah Palin(Photo: Barbara Giudice)

Republican Vice-Presidential candidate Sarah Palin
(Photo: Barbara Giudice)

Republican Vice-President Sarah Palin, famous for her clothing budget and folksy phrases and gestures, was already a target of TV comedians. Now her impersonators hit the streets.







Obama's would-be nemesis, Joe the Plumber(Photo: Barbara Giudice)

Obama's would-be nemesis, Joe the Plumber
(Photo: Barbara Giudice)

Also in the Republican camp, the man now known as Joe the Plumber, who challenged Barack Obama over his tax plans, inspired imitators ... or were they satirists?







Congress's bailout package for the financial crisis(Photo: Barbara Giudice)

Congress's bailout package for the financial crisis
(Photo: Barbara Giudice)

If voting booths reminded Americans of their civic duty, the Wall Street rescue package recalled the contribution they will have to make to recover from the financial crisis.