That was clearly Cookie Monster at the press conference, not Grover. On a related note, if you guys need to hire a fact checker... :)
Because we take you seriously, and because we ourselves had a very small, brief intra-staff debate on this exact point, producer Mike Yarvitz called Rep. Ed Markey (D-Massachusetts). The press folks tell us that was in fact Grover, which was the side Mike argued yesterday, FTW. (UPDATE: Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour and former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum -- 2012 Republican possibles -- are both pulling Big Bird's feathers today.)
Thanks for sending us on that errand. For our trouble and yours, we got this poster from Congressman Markey's office. Big Oil or Big Bird?
From Rep. Ed Markey's office.