Just hours before Halloween, the day when Americans dress up as something they are not (but must have some feeling about), and Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert are holding a dress-up version of a rally in Washington. The Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear is considered to be so full of mocking hyperbole that the Washington Post has mused whether Stewart and Colbert have themselves entered into the very process they are mocking.

That's pretty ironic. Being so over-the-top that you are mistaken for the real thing might be okay in professional wrestling, but it's hard to see how it could work in politics. Or anyway, it should be difficult.

This is all happening against the backdrop of the usually-fun moon in Leo, the perfect sign for dramatic demonstrations. But Leo is also the sign of royalty. Politics in the United States is becoming such a Hollywood event that perhaps Stewart and Colbert really are on their way to the White House. A recent poll showed Stewart one of America's most trusted newspeople. He was somewhere behind Glenn Beck. It's hard to say what's next, but my bet is a reality TV show featuring the Obamas.
It's been very hard to keep up with all the Venus retrograde news. Women have been in the headlines for the past few weeks, particularly in politics, although in other areas of life as well. And just yesterday, 18 year old Alixandria Mills of the United States won the Miss World Pageant in Beijing. Imagine that such things as Miss World still exist. And the competition was held in Beijing, of all places.

My guess is that she'll be considered at least Vice Presidential timber by 2012.