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    Does "fly above Romney fray" mean "cool down Romney's passion"?

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    Big Bird tries to fly above Romney fray

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    Don't mess with Big Bird. That was the message GOP candidate Mitt Romney got in Wednesday's first presidential debate, when he vowed to stop federal subsidies to PBS.


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    Big Bird tries to fly above Romney fray

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    Re: Does "fly above Romney fray" mean "cool down Romney's passion"?

    Hi,

    IMO, it means that Big Bird tries to avoid entering the political game.

    Quote: "Sesame Street declined to enter the political fray, turning down requests from TV talk shows for an appearance by the giant yellow avian".

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    PS: Fray
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    Re: Does "fly above Romney fray" mean "cool down Romney's passion"?

    (I always thought Big Bird was flightless...)

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    Re: Does "fly above Romney fray" mean "cool down Romney's passion"?

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    (I always thought Big Bird was flightless...)

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    And even so, manages quite well to take flight
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    Re: Does "fly above Romney fray" mean "cool down Romney's passion"?

    Wasn't he the only one who could see Mr. Snuffleumpagus, the elephant? I never thought about him flying. He may have been able to, between camera apparances. Good question.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Does "fly above Romney fray" mean "cool down Romney's passion"?

    Yes, he was the only one around when Snuffleumpagus was around and no one else believed he existed.

    There's no way a bird that big can fly.

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