Who wudda thunk it? That Big Bird would become a political hot potato in the home stretch of presidential election season? Only in America could that big, feathery, loveable symbol of childhood get caught in the crossfire.
There’s no debating it, ever since Big Bird was named as a target for cost-cutting by Romney last week, the yellow guy has never seen this much ink.
It all started when Mitt took the mitts off and ran over poor Jim Lehrer while he was asleep at the moderator chair. Hard-hearted Mitt told the global audience that he would actually cut PBS, Big Bird and poor Jim if he’s elected the next prez. (I got very nervous about my Masterpiece Mystery! addiction). But, hey, folks, that’s at least one cut he’s telling us he’ll make. When it comes right down to it, Mitt is showing us he can make the tough choices.
So, what did Big Bird do? He goes on a media tour and appears on SNL with Seth Meyers. Quite a coup for the bird on the street.
But, now the candidates are flippin’ the bird all over the place. Obama is now using Big Bird in an Anti-Romney ad and in stump speeches, and Romney countered with none other than the Count to show that 2 can play the same game!! It’s obvious these guys are playing hardball.
This might sound funny, but Sesame Street is NOT laughing. They do not want to be seen as endorsing either party and want all Sesame-Street-related ads pulled. The Obama Campaign is thinkin’ about it.
Guess that means Big Bird is down for the Count.