Big Bird steals some spotlight as Speaker Boehner blasts Obama in Derry
Big Bird steals some spotlight as Speaker Boehner blasts Obama in Derry visit
By KEVIN LANDRIGAN
Staff photo by William Wrobel
Romney-Ryan campaign volunteers stand outside of the Romney-Ryan victory office in Derry as Big Bird clad protester stands outside awaiting the arrival of Speaker of the House John Boehner Monday, October 8, 2012. Big Bird, who was brought to Derry by the Obama campaign, held a sign critisizing Romney's tax plan.
DERRY – U.S. House Speaker John Boehner vowed Monday that top Democrat Nancy Pelosi will be unable to grab the gavel from his “stone, cold hands” in the Nov. 6 election.
That’s yet to be seen, but a certain yellow, feathered Sesame Street character managed to steal some of the spotlight from the top congressional GOP leader’s visit to the Mitt Romney campaign headquarters in Derry.
Outside, the Barack Obama re- election team had convinced a volunteer to don a Big Bird outfit straight from a Boston costume store to mock Romney for declaring he would end federal support for public television.