What's been going on in Campaign '08 in the past six hours since I last posted about it? You're dying to know, right? TOMORROW'S THE IOWA CAUCUS. Well, I've been scouring the internet for something interesting. John McCain and Barack Obama wrote guest posts for Glamour magazine's political blog "Glamocracy" and Barack's made one of Glamour's lady bloggers cry. Hillary took advantage of some weird deal he has with the WGA to make a surprise appearance on Letterman tonight. McCain is maybe in the lead in Iowa. Chris Rock totally made fun of Hillary Clinton's "experience" and his wife's sense of humor at the same time with the line: ""I've been with my wife for 10 years now. If she got onstage right now, y'all wouldn't laugh at all." And we finally learned the whole story about what Dennis Kucinich saw that weird night at Shirley MacLaine's house!
The day was strange from the start. For hours, Mr. Kucinich, Mr. Costanzo and his companion noticed a high-pitched sound. "There was a sense that something extraordinary was happening all day," says the girlfriend. She and Mr. Costanzo say that none of the three consumed alcohol or took drugs.Yeah, this is why I don't trust people who don't drink.
As they sat down to a dinner, Mr. Kucinich spotted a light in the distance, to the left of Mount Rainier. Mr. Costanzo thought it was a helicopter.Ummmmm, vote for someone else! And happy first work day of 2008. Thanks for adding that little element of the surreal life to our '07, Dennis! And thanks for endorsing Obama.
But Mr. Kucinich walked outside to the deck to look through the telescope that he had bought Ms. MacLaine as a house gift. After a few minutes, Mr. Kucinich summoned the other two: "Guys, come on out here and look at this."
Mr. Costanzo and his girlfriend joined Mr. Kucinich, where they took turns peering through the telescope. What they saw in the far distance, according to both witnesses, was a hovering light, which soon divided into two, and then three.
After a few minutes, the lights moved closer and it became apparent that they were actually three charcoal-gray, triangular craft, flying in a tight wedge. The girlfriend remembers each triangle having red and green lights running down the edges, with a laser-like red light at the tail. Mr. Costanzo recalls white lights, but no tail.
Mr. Costanzo says each triangle was roughly the size of a large van, while his former girlfriend compares it to a "larger Cessna, smaller than a jet certainly." Neither recalls seeing any markings, landing gear, engines, windows or cockpits.
The craft approached to within 200 yards, suspended over the field just beyond the swimming pool. Both witnesses say it emitted a quiet, throbbing sound — nothing like an airplane engine.
"There was a feeling of wanting to communicate something, but I didn't know what," says Mr. Costanzo.