There are weeks when I think there’s nothing to write about and It looked like this was going to be one of them. The politicians are idle, the news is tedious, and my family has been on its best behavior. Nothing sparky in any of that.
But good things come to those who wait and Monday morning’s news brought joy and glee!
Apparently, Ted Cruz went after Big Bird. He dissed The Big Yellow Bird for promoting Covid vaccinations for kids. He said The Bird was spreading propaganda to five year olds. A no-no, at best, he declared. Who imagined we’d ever hear Ted Cruz and Big Bird mentioned in the same sentence? And going at it toe to toe, no less. Nose to beak. Could anything be more fun?
Well, perhaps not for Ted but for those of us who love, admire and look up, way, way up, to Big Bird, it was manna from heaven.
In the past, Ted’s gone up against some pretty big names. As a long-time Texas senator he’s earned a lot of gravitas and muscle. He’s run for President. He’s outspoken in an in-your-face kind of way. He’s been around more than one block and survived. Sure, he’s skilled, he’s smart, he’s savvy, but taking on Big Bird? C’mon, Ted.
Under normal circumstances, Ted would be a worthy opponent. But Big Bird is truly “bigger” than Ted will ever be. Everyone over the age of five knows that.
And, in the end, aren’t we lucky to live in a world where a six-foot bird has as much (if not a little more) power as a long term United States Senator. That can’t happen just anywhere.