Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Sesame Street Senator: 'Republicans Have a Vendetta Against Elmo'

Please, Babs, update the playbook.
Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) said Tuesday that House Republicans want to strip government funding of PBS because they have a "vendetta against Elmo."

Boxer made the comments during a floor speech where she made the case for her bill that would ensure that the president and lawmakers are not paid if a government shutdown occurs.

Boxer said that the cost of four hours of the Iraq war would be enough to keep PBS funded — and the popular fire-red children's character on the air.

Boxer believes that the GOP has more than just a vendetta against Elmo. She added that Republicans hold a "vendetta against healthcare" and a "vendetta against clean energy."
Not to mention a vendetta against stupidity. That will be the toughest battle of all.


Beckoning said...

This is beyond stupid...which makes sense that it's coming out of a Democrat's mouth.  Everyone is well-aware that Sesame Street makes billions of dollars a year through toys, clothes, games, etc.  Cutting public fundinmg would not slow it even briefly.

Rose said...

I am a conservative and I have been advocating the shut-down of PBS/NEA/NPR as long as I can remember.

Sesame Street would move to Nick or Cartoon Network, or Disney.

They aren't an excuse for PBS and PBS has had a negative effect on Sesame Street. They could be arrested for contributing to the delinquency of Minors.