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Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:45 PM

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The line to get in and vote was long. Edd and I stood in it for more than half an hour. The Bird suit was like Lady Gaga — hot and itchy. An old guy standing in line in front of me the whole time was trying to ignore me, and he was doing a pretty good job of it. He probably thought I was an idiot. But a lot of women wanted to take my picture.

“I’ve got to get a picture of Big Bird going to vote,” one woman said. “That’s very good.”

“I shaved my legs for this?” Edd said.

“Vote right, Big Bird,” said a woman who was walking by. Maybe she was a Republican.

There was some grumbling from the right, by the way. Edd said one woman asked if the taxpayers were paying for my security, my security being Edd. People are easier to dupe than they used to be, huh? My “security” is being taken to lunch for his work, and I’m paying for it. We’re having chicken.

I didn’t have any problems getting past the poll workers. For one thing, they’d been alerted that Big Bird was coming. And by the time I reached them, I had taken off the enormous bird head. What a relief. Wearing the head was hot, and I didn’t want to pass out on the floor dressed like a spastic canary.

http://www.statesman.com/news/news/local/kelso-turns-out-voting-is-for-the-birds/nSwYC/

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Liberal_in_LA Nov 2012 OP
pinboy3niner Nov 2012 #1
Liberal_in_LA Nov 2012 #2
Journeyman Nov 2012 #3
hobbit709 Nov 2012 #5
DCKit Nov 2012 #4
Liberal_in_LA Nov 2012 #6
whistler162 Nov 2012 #7


Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:48 PM

2. lol. That's all dems today. WHEW!

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:53 PM

3. I'm surprised he made it past the poll workers. Given how "visible" Romney made BB to his campaign…

I'm surprised someone didn't deny him entry based on electioneering laws.

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Response to Journeyman (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 07:45 PM

5. Here in what was known as the People's Republic Of Austin, there were few Romneybots.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 07:41 PM

4. It was colder in DC. The costume would have fit better in a lot of ways. nt

 

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Response to DCKit (Reply #4)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 07:54 PM

6. it's a seriously sad big bird costume. Real big bird costume is awesome.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 07:55 PM

7. And obviously with a....

mature Secret Service agent protecting him.

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