Obama: ‘Thank Goodness Somebody Is Finally Getting Tough On Big Bird’

October 4, 2012 8:49 a.m.

President Obama mocked Mitt Romney for mentioning that he would cut funding to PBS as part of his deficit-reduction plan in Wednesday night’s debate during a rally in Denver, Colorado Thursday morning. 

“Thank goodness somebody is finally getting tough on Big Bird,” Obama said. “It’s about time. We didn’t know that Big Bird was driving the federal deficit.”

Someone in the crowd mentioned Elmo, to which Obama responded, “Elmo too?”


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