Over the weekend, an Omaha girl was seriously hurt on a carnival ride.  It's not good news for the family or for the traveling show.  It is, however, an opportunity for the palace guard media to suggest that local oversight of "pop-up carnivals" is contrary to the public interest.

Catch that "limited federal oversight?"  The ride in question passed an inspection in April.  Whether an inspector is with a Nebraska bureau or comes all the way from Washington is irrelevant should the ride develop a defect in May that nobody catches.

Pull for the rider's full recovery.  She has a lot of tough rehab ahead.

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