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Live from DNC: Zombie at a Giant Puppet Parade!

Ever wanted to see left-wing talk show hosts and Ralph Nader's running mate in puppet form? This is your big chance. Latest: I Went to Invesco and All I Got Was This Lousy Report

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August 28, 2008 - 8:20 am
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In a nod to Americana, they had a gigantic Declaration of Independence.

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Members of the public had been invited to sign it with messages of their own.

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Finally the parade began for real. The Backbone Campaign’s logo is a human spine on an American flag, meant to “embolden citizens and elected officials to stand up for progressive values.”

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Ah, the chain gang of war criminals: Condoleezza Rice, Dick Cheney, George Bush, and Donald Rumsfeld. Progressive values!

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Señor Coffee Cup is a real enigma. Is he supposed to be a migrant farm worker? And is the one defining attribute of farm workers that they carry around giant coffee cups?

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Bees! The people carrying them were chanting, “Keep the bees alive! Keep the bees alive!”

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Here’s — um…Donna Shalala (???) — promoting nationalized healthcare.

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Sometimes it seemed the sign-carriers went out of their way to wear the most inappropriate clothing. Here, for example, is a man with Soviet Union shirt who was part of a group carrying signs that demanded “Universal Human Rights” and “Dismantle Empire.” Excuse me, sir: Are you trying to look like a fool?

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And then there was the woman who showed her support for “Separation of Church and State” by wearing a kaffiyeh.

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Take a moment to soak in the whole scene.

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My favorite puppet without any doubt was the polar bear, because the people inside actually somehow managed to make it walk like a bear.

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Amy!

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Winona!

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Rosa/Harriet!

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Sadako!

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Watch out — here comes the national bullet train. Coast to coast at high speeds! The most environmental idea ever.

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One way to pass the time at the parade was to play “Identify That Giant Head.” This one had me stumped. Edwin Meese?

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Awwww: Finally — something cute!

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Mother Vegetable was a crowd favorite.

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For once, the song is actually true: He really does have the whole world in his hands.

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And a droopy Lady Liberty towered over them all. Sort of.

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