Kind of Ironic in a way since they dub themselves Mavericks even though we know most politicians are just party puppets. Lambchops Picture on link page. BLAINE, MN — Awaiting the McCain-Palin rally here, we found that McCain voters are finding creative ways to show their support for the GOP ticket. John Whaley, an Eden Prairie resident, was in the crowd Friday showcasing McCain and Palin hand puppets he said his wife’s company, Princess Soft Toys, designed just before the Republican National Convention. “We are just having some fun,” Whaley said, adding that the puppets are not yet for sale.