Puppet Showdown


Is there anything sillier than relying on giant puppets as a vehicle for serious public policy commentary? Why, absolutely: trying to ban giant puppets. When attorneys for Miami noted that such a ban "could be construed as infringing on First Amendment rights" (y'think?), legislators proposed an amendment that would recast the ban as a safety restriction: They won't ban giant puppets; they'll just ban the carrying of lumber large enough to support a giant puppet.