During Wednesday’s first presidential debate, Mitt Romney said, “We shouldn't borrow from China to pay for Big Bird.”
When asked by moderator Jim Lehrer what non-essential items he would trim from the federal budget, Romney said, "I'm sorry Jim. I'm gonna stop the subsidy to PBS. I'm gonna stop other things. I like PBS, I like Big Bird, I actually like you too."
Like some giant pillow fight erupting in the Twittersphere, there were plenty of ruffled feathers flying over Romney's remark that he would cut public funding for the Public Broadcasting Service—and effectively rob Big Bird of his taxpayer-subsidized nest egg.
Ari Fleischer, W’s former White House Press Secretary, offered the perfect comedic tweet: “Democrats, Saying Big Bird In Danger, Propose New Bird Food Stamps Program. Pelosi Calls it Biggest Bang for the Beak.”
I’d like to thank Mr. Fleischer for his wit which inspired the Photoshop™ associated with this post.