17,000 Tweets per minute for "Big Bird" and 10,000 Tweets per minute for "PBS". #debates—
Twitter Government (@gov) October 04, 2012
“Big Bird” is trending now after GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney answered PBS anchor and Denver debate moderator Jim Lehrer’s questions on government spending cuts he’d make. Eschewing the usual pander pose, Romney told Lehrer he loves Big Bird, but would end taxpayer funding for Lehrer and Big Bird’s employer.
Pearl-clutching celebs weighed in — on the side of continued federal subsidies, of course: