What does every kid want to be for Halloween? Luke Skywalker? Too retro. Buzz Lightyear? Everyone’s doing that one. Skeleton? No originality. This year, five year old Caleb Sexton decided start a new trend and go as everyone’s favorite commentator Glenn Beck.
Caleb’s father, Rob, submitted his son’s photo to Glenn’s website, explaining in an e-mail, "Sending my 5 year old son off to school as Glenn Beck... cant wait for the backlash and outrage. My 4 year old daughter will be Sara Palin for Halloween as well. My neighbors are going to love me."
Surprisingly, Caleb’s costume proved popular with his teachers, as they all requested to take his picture when he came to class the Friday before Halloween. Even most of the neighbors thought Caleb was adorable in his Glenn Beck costume, with only a few giving the expected “snooty” reaction, the same kind that Glenn encounters when he walks around New York City.
Rob did say that one girl, a little older than Caleb, saw the Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin costumes and said that they weren’t very scary. Rob responded, “If you’re a liberal they are.” The family made sure to target houses advertising Democrats in the upcoming election.
Caleb’s parents did not want their kids dressing up in the same store bought costumes of everyone else, and they realized pretty quickly that the Beck/Palin costumes would be a fun twist for Halloween. They ended up having to go to several stores to get materials for the costumes. Rob joked that it’s incredibly difficult to find a business suit for a four year old girl.