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President Obama hands treats to a child who looks an awful lot like... Heath Ledger

November 1, 2010 |  4:32 pm

President Obama got a haunting little October surprise Sunday night when he invited local kids to the White House for handouts of candy and dried fruit in celebration of Halloween.

One little angel, dressed up as Heath Ledger's Joker from "Dark Knight,"  bore a frighteningly close resemblance to the Obama "socialism" look created by Firas Alkhateeb and adopted by some who criticize the president's liberal beliefs. Fast forward to (1:50 in the video above) - hattip Gateway Pundit.

The adorable child, one of many kids from D.C., Maryland, and Virginia schools (and military families) who received treats from the president and first lady, accepted his snack and went on his way, blissfully unaware of the irony that his face looked a lot like the spooky Photoshopped mashup of Ledger's makeup on the mug of the commander in chief.

After the jump, a few more images from last night's Halloween at the White House.


Good to see Abraham Lincoln make a return to the White House.


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-- Tony Pierce

Photos: President Obama (R) and First Lady Michelle Obama (L) hand out treats to local children and military families for Halloween at the White House Credits: Tim Sloan / AFP/Getty Images