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Back almost two years to the day, I posted this video from the brilliant British TV show, Spitting Image, a wildly inventive and biting political satire done with puppets. At the time, I posted it because this particular video was so incredibly scathing that I couldn't even imagine anything close to it getting on American television. It came at the very end of an election night special that Spitting Image had done, operating on the assumption that the Margaret Thatcher government would sweep the results.
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