On Friday, September 19th, Leslie invited us over for a casual dinner at her house. At that time, Kristen said "Perfect! I'd like your help dressing me up as Caribou Barbie for Halloween," Caribou Barbie being what we leftists have teasingly nicknamed the Republican Vice Presidential candidate, Sarah Palin.
Well, after several bottles of wine, the makeover didn't actually take place until Saturday morning. The result? Pretty darn good likeness, I think. We were so silly and giggly after Kristen's transformation that we decided we needed to get out for a walk.
We headed south a couple of blocks from Leslie's house to Carytown, and stopped at Betsy's Coffee for fortification. I looked to our left and couldn't believe my eyes. Madeleine Albright was headed into the Restroom!
I turned to the two good-looking, well-dressed people in line behind us and asked "Is that who I think it is???" They laughed and said Yes. She was in town to speak at the University of Richmond.
I turned back to Leslie, Susan and Kristen and said "Madeleine Albright is in the bathroom." After the predictable round of "No way!"s and "Are you serious?"s, Kristen looked me in the eye and said "Anne, I'm dressed up as Sarah Palin." We just about fell onto the floor laughing.
Sarah Palin and Madeleine Albright
When Ms. Albright emerged, she was incredibly friendly and more than willing to take a picture with us. When we told her we thought it was kind of ironic to find ourselves bumping into her at 10 AM on a Saturday in September after just having dressed up our friend as Sarah Palin, she turned to Kristen and said "You really DO look like her!"
I love this video:
Alaskans for Obama!