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    Posted October 5, 2012 by
    New York, New York
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    Defending Big Bird


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     brixton drew a political cartoon in which Big Bird confronts Mitt Romney in a dark alley. 'Today’s letter is P – for payback!' said Big Bird in the cartoon. brixton, an Independent who tends to side with Obama, said, 'We've got to stop apologizing for Public Television. Aside from Sesame Street, PBS is the custodian in many ways of our cultural heritage and expertise -- ever watch American Masters? How about Nova? Tons more.' See more of brixton's political cartoons here.
    - zdan, CNN iReport producer

    True story. When my wife was pregnant with our first, as she slept, I used to gently, quietly- incessantly intone, “Momma….momma…momma” to her belly and I continued the mantra to our newborn (out of earshot from my spouse of course) hoping that the little one’s first, ‘surprising’ word would indeed be “Momma!”. All due deference to the very heavy lifting Mom had done with the pregnancy and birth.

    My daughter’s first words were “Big Bird”.

    Mitt Romney flippantly stated at the debate that while he loved Big Bird (loved him!) he wouldn’t hesitate throwing him under the bus on the way to where the air is sweet- Sesame Street, by defunding PBS.

    Mitt, as a parent and a stalwart defender of the 9 ft. canary, don’t ever screw with Big Bird again. Ever.

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