Heard on the Hill

Aide Loves Pulling Strings

Helping shape public policy in the most powerful city in the world might be fulfilling enough for some Congressional aides. But amateur puppeteer Louis Agnello is truly happiest when he’s elbow-deep in felt and fully immersed in childhood fantasies.

A tipster outed the closeted showman — Agnello earns his actual living pondering health issues for Rep. Doris Matsui (D-Calif.) — by directing our attention to the December 2011 debut of “Clarence and the What Nows” on YouTube: