At a fundraiser San Francisco on Monday night, President Obama tied Mitt Romney’s comments about taking away federal funds to PBS to the infamous O.J. Simpson car chase in order to make a joke about Elmo the Muppet fleeing from Mitt Romney.
At the first presidential debate in Denver last week, the GOP presidential contender declared he wanted to end federal subsidies for the public broadcast network responsible for Sesame Street.
“I’m sorry Jim [Lehrer], I’m going to stop the subsidy to PBS. I’m going to stop other things. I like PBS. I love Big Bird. I actually like you too,” Romney said to Lehrer, the debate moderator who calls PBS home.
“I’m not going to keep on spending money on things to borrow money from China to pay for it,” Romney added.
At a $20,000-per-ticket fundraising dinner at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, President Obama made a joke about Romney cracking down on the Muppets.
“Finally, somebody is cracking down on Big Bird,” Obama quipped. “Elmo has been seen in a white Suburban. He’s driving for the border.”
Simpson was the passenger in a white Ford Bronco that served as a getaway car in his 1994 infamous attempt to avoid capture by authorities following the brutal murder of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman. Simpson was acquitted in 1995 after a highly publicized trial.
Source: REAL CLEAR POLITICS