A Washington Babylon as election nears

Getty Images File PhotoFowl play: Sesame Street’s Big Bird became an unlikely political lightning rod in the first presidential debate.

Getty Images File PhotoFowl play: Sesame Street’s Big Bird became an unlikely political lightning rod in the first presidential debate.

Let us not forget that politics is just showbiz with less attractive people (sorry, Mitch McConnell). As the election draws nearer, celebs on both sides are showing their support.

Kid Rock appeared at a Paul Ryan rally in Michigan; “Clueless” star Stacey Dash tweeted her support for the Mitt Romney campaign and got a rash of racist hate mail in return, calling her a “jigaboo” and an “indoor slave;” Big Bird sent a cease and desist notice to the Barack Obama camp, which used the Muppet’s image facetiously and called him an “evil genius.”

The most bizarre news came from the U.K.’s Daily Mail, which ran a story saying that Obama thought he did great at the debate and was sure that he had won it, according to one of his aides. According to the same source, he also blew off preparing for the showdown because he was so sure Romney would suck, and that he partied at Hoover Dam the day before instead of practicing. How very Lindsay Lohan!

Romney also made a fateful decision when he opted out of Nickelodeon’s “Kids Pick The President” special, which his opponent will be attending. Maybe it’s because children are part of the 47 percent?

SPARE THE ROD …

When 15-year-old Alicia Guastaferro appeared with her family on ABC’s “Wife Swap,” it drove her into psychiatric care for PTSD, depression and an eating disorder, according to The Associated Press.

You might remember the blond, spray-tanned pageant queen, whose parents did her homework for her and kept a Christmas tree up 365 days a year so that she could have presents every day? She ended up suing ABC for her ordeal because it was the network’s fault that everyone in the entire world hated her once the show came on.

Well, get this — now the state of New York has charged her with drug and prostitution charges! The little princess was found passed out in a car with a cache of prescription meds and a Rochester attorney that she claimed had paid her to have sex with him. Guess there are some things her parents won’t do for her.

Got scoops or Bay Area celebrity sightings? Email scoop@sfexaminer.com.

QUICK TIPS

  • Jennifer Anniston’s engagement ring is so ginormous it could sprain her wrist.
  • “Girls” star Jemima Kirke posed topless for Vice … while being eight months pregnant.
  • Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are house hunting in Miami.
  • Pink described herself as an “honorary lesbian.”
  • Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale are reportedly in marriage counseling.

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