Apparently the only thing more popular than
Sen. Bernie Sanders
at a Bernie Sanders rally is a
at a Bernie Sanders rally.
That was the case anyway during a Sanders’ Friday campaign event in Portland, Oregon, when a bird landed first on the stage and then on Sanders’ podium, right next to his microphone.
The crowd went wild, leaping from their seats to cheer.
The Oregonian noted
, the sketch series
, set in the city, had made
out of the phrase, “Put a bird on it!”)
Sanders, 74, deviated from his stump speech as he eyed the tiny bird, who stood next to him for a few moments before flying away.
“I think there may be some symbolism here,” Sanders said. “I know it doesn’t look like it, but that bird is really a dove asking us for world peace. No more wars!”