Though there is a hint of sarcasm in this piece it is merely a call for consistency.
IF certain folks are going to go "ape *#&#" over animalistic references to the Obamas in the name of criticism then we should also make note of these same reference in the context of compliments.
Big Bird crossed the line here!!!
Michelle Obama bonds with Big Bird she joins in Sesame Street's 40th anniversary celebrations
Then Big Bird steps up.
'Wow, did I just hear right?' he says. 'The First Lady eats seeds? I love seeds!'
He then wonders if the First Lady is a bird also, noting that she, like him, is 'tall'.