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Big Bird foe Romney low-balls number of dead birds


(Matt Sayles/AP)

“What was the cost, 20 or 25 birds were killed?”Romney asked, insinuating that losing a couple of feathered friends was a small price to pay for obtaining the precious black gold.

Actually, the number of dead birds was 28, Eilperin reports. Now, that might seem like a small discrepancy. But the birds of the world might beg to differ.

And after Romney singled out Big Bird in the first presidential debate, we’re starting to wonder if he has an avian aversion.

Emily Heil is the co-author of the Reliable Source and previously helped pen the In the Loop column with Al Kamen.

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