Politicians, strings attached
Some people say that Prime Minister Stephen Harper's cabinet is made up of mere puppets. Some people make puppets. Here's where those two types of thinking merge: a story in U of T Magazine about Gabe Thirlwall, who designs political puppets. (Stocking stuffers, anyone?) And here's the part of the story I found intriguing.
The most popular puppet is John Baird, outfitted in pink lamé. Almost no one wants poor old Jim Flaherty, even with his glittery gold shoes. “Maybe I can put him on sale,” muses Thirlwall.
I'm happy to post pictures of the Baird and Flaherty puppets, if anyone has them handy.