Puppet debate


Presidential candidates have long seemed like puppets on strings. Now they really are, with the puppet debate:


The felt flew during a rain-drenched Times Square debate between President Bush and Democratic contender John Kerry – in puppet form – on the afternoon before the real deal in Florida.

Thanks to “Avenue Q” producers and cast members, the naughty puppet citizens of the Tony-winning Broadway musical launched edgy questions about such edgy issues as unemployment, gay marriage and military service during Thursday’s “Avenue Q & A.”

It was a one-time-only comedic event that warned: “Any similarity between puppets and actual presidential candidates is purely coincidental.”

Three cheers to Avenue Q, one of the most brilliant, funny shows I’ve ever seen, for this hilarious concept. I bet the debate was more interesting than the real one.

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