Wednesday 10 October 2012

Big Bird ... Really?

I'm going out on a limb and saying that using Sesame Street characters in a political campaign is just sad.  Pathetic.  Pathetisad, as twere.

For those (like me) who are desperately trying to avoid the mud-slinging going on south of the border, Mitt Romney said he would stop funding public broadcasting (which is where Sesame Street is broadcast).  Obama retaliated by poking fun at him by pointing out the sheer ridiculousness of refusing to regulate Wall Street but cracking down on Big Bird and Elmo.  And in fairness, it's a fair poking of fun.  Jon Stewart could make a whole week of it (and might have ... I haven't been watching).

But going beyond a few wisecracks wasn't cool.  No matter how big a target Romney made of himself (and I'm fairly sure he must be swallowing his own thigh since his foot is so far down his mouth), Big Bird was off limits for political ads.

A brisk tsk, tsk for Obama.

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