|Bernie Sanders happily accepts the endorsement of a bird|
that landed on his podium during a Portland, Oregon
stump speech today. Click on the photo to make it bigger,
you can see the sparrow on the left side of his podium.
As Sanders gave his stump speech in the big Moda Center in Portland, Oregon Friday, a small bird landed on his podium.
The incident became all the rage on social media and in the news, and inspired a top trending hashtag, #BirdieSanders
As you might expect, Sanders looked delighted and slightly bemused when the bird landed right in front of him, and the crowd went wild.
Always quick enough to see a political opportunity in front of him, Sanders said of his new friend, "I think there may be some symbolism here... I know it doesn't look like it, but that bird is really a dove asking us for world peace!", Sanders exclaimed.
Actually, it was a sparrow, as the Willamette Week pointed out, but who can complain about a sparrow of peace if a dove isn't available?
I also guess this could be considered an endorsement from the sparrow.
This is going to be mean of me to say, but I bet if the bird landed on the podium at a Donald Trump rally, he would have had security hustle it out of the stadium or have it killed. It would have taken attention away from The Donald.
The bird would have probably pooped on Ted Cruz.
Here's the fun video of the moment Sanders and the sparrow found common ground: