Is anyone naïve enough to believe that any network other than PBS would run Big Bird and Mister Rogers for as long as it has? No, it's not the paltry sum of money why conservatives want to get rid of Big Bird, Mister Rogers, and PBS. It's the values for which they stand.
We have concluded that Mr. Eastwood did not make our day with his rambling diatribe at the convention. It's not because he tried to diminish the President but because he diminished himself in the trying.
Romney says he wants a better future for his children and grandchildren, and for the children in the United States. He's concerned for their future and wants them to go far. But he has a lousy way of showing it.
Ultimately, Governor Romney's vision of a sunny America in which he sweeps the clouds of recession away to where the air is sweet is as phony as some sort of imaginary, seven-foot-tall, tuskless woolly mammoth. Any adult can see it doesn't exist.
If you wanted to take on PBS there are lots of ways to do it. Threaten it all and the 2011 federal deficit would shrink from approximately $1,299,000,000,000 to $1,298,555,000,000. It's not nothing, but is it worth the cost?