Welcome to our new Washington Whispers feature, Capitol Bobbles. (To view the bobble videos, click on the video player to the right.)
Yes, we're using bobbleheads to tell the political story of the day. We've got bobbles of the major presidential candidates (Sen. Hillary Clinton, Mike Huckabee, Sen. John McCain, Rudy Giuliani, Sen. Barack Obama, Sen. Chris Dodd, Sen. Joe Biden, John Edwards, Gov. Bill Richardson, Fred Thompson, and Mitt Romney) and the congressional leadership (Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, and House Minority Leader John Boehner).
The Bobbles are caricatures even in their props and attire. Huckabee, for example, is famous for his rock band so he's posed with a guitar. Richardson loves to ride horses so he's dressed in a cowboy hat and sporting a toy horse.
But we're not just putting on a show. We also plan to have the Capitol Bobbles, with your help, answer significant political questions, such as: Has the media already crowned Sen. Hillary Clinton the Democratic presidential nominee? Would a Giuliani-McCain presidential ticket look better than a Giuliani-Huckabee team?
To check out previous posts featuring the Capitol Bobbles, including videos and user polls, click on the links below:
If you've got ideas for Capitol Bobble skits, send them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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