While I don't expect John Kerry to show up at the debate tonight in all his orangeness (makeup will fix that disaster), it has been a fun distraction this week. I posted a song at Polipundit from Pat Curley's blog about O' Pumpkinhead and even linked to a post I wrote a while back about Teresa Heinz Kerry's Pumpkin Spice cookies entered in the Family Circle contest. Being a North Carolina girl, I realized today that the color displayed by John Kerry this week actually more closely resembles a sweet potato. Sweet potato puddin', with a crunchy brown sugar and pecan topping, and sweet potato pie are specialties of mine. I would share the recipe, but I don't really measure things out, I just judge the amount by sight and taste. North Carolina grows both pumpkins and sweet potatoes. I don't know where we rank with pumpkins, but in sweet potatoes we are #1.