If Dems are hiding behind Big Bird that's nothing compared to conservatives hiding behind conspiracy theories. Conservatives are trying to say that this month's employment numbers have been "cooked" to favor the president. Let's see, don't believe the science behind global warming, cook up a conspiracy. Don't believe that Obama is an American, cook up the birther conspiracy. Don't beleive the headlines cook recook the liberal media conspiracy. Don't beleive the polls, cook up a conspiracy. See NYTimes.com: "Tired Cries of Bias Don't Help Romney?" and "Last 10 Presidential Elections Show No Consistent Bias in Polls?"