Former Saturday Night Live actress interrogates a man in tights
I was walking near the convention's security perimeter when I spotted a man in a superhero costume. This was strange. Then Victoria Jackson - flighty Saturday Night Live actress turned conspiratorial and flighty Tea Party activist - stumbled into our conversation, and things somehow got stranger. At the 45-second mark of this video, Jackson begins interrogating the costumed man, who is much more normal than her, about "communist" Barack Obama:
Here, Jackson explains to me why she thinks Obama is a communist - and why his father may not be his father:
The man's real name is Dale Pople, but he goes by Old Superhero. He's 44, a former pro wrestler now in broadcasting, and he just likes dressing up in tights and helping people. (Click here for an article about him.) Bonus: he is half-Canadian.
"My mom's from Whitby," he says. "It's a suburb of Toronto. In Ontario providence? Is that what it's called?"
Pople says he helped raise money to send a little boy to the Mayo Clinic and "kept a roof over a battered woman's head up in Seattle." He also helped replace the "armour" of a California "superhero."
"Other than that," he says, "I just go out, patrol around, and look for people to help." What kind of people? "Somebody in trouble, somebody fell down, somebody needs a hand, somebody's lost. Anything."
He likes Mitt Romney, though he preferred Rick Santorum in the Republican primary.