During Wednesday night's debates, GOP hopeful Mitt Romney said a lot of things very loudly, often drowning out PBS old-timer and debate moderator Jim Lehrer. But Romney's loudest and clearest bellow (still echoing through the internet) had to do with the elephant in the room. Not that whole 47 percent fiasco, no. The actual elephant, Aloysius Snuffleupagus.
“I’m sorry, Jim, I’m gonna stop the subsidy to PBS… I like PBS. I love Big Bird. I actually like you, too," went Romney's vow.
Since then, Big Bird started a Twitter account, journalists calculated exactly how much of the federal budget PBS actually uses (0 .00012 percent), and our favorite thing of all, this happened:
The retrofitted version of Shepard Fairey's "Hope" poster from the 2008 election cycle showed up yesterday on the Facebook wall of Dear World, a New Orleans-based studio. (Luke Devlin designed the image, which is on his Tumblr here.) Romney might have "liked" PBS before, but now he can physically "like" this photo of Big Bird begging him not to kill it.
Check out some other Mitt memes below: