Skip to comments.A Messenger Who Does the Shooting (Stephanie Cutter, who came up w/Big Bird push!)
Posted on 10/13/2012 10:41:05 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
TWO days after President Obamas first debate against Mitt Romney, Stephanie Cutter, a deputy campaign manager for the Obama re-election effort, decided to tweak Mr. Romney for his attack on federal funding for PBS.
On Twitter, Ms. Cutter, known for her dry sense of humor and sharp edge, circulated a photo of Big Bird outside an Obama rally with the hashtag #ProtectSesameStreetNotWallStreet to her 42,700-plus followers.
The Big Bird attacks started to take on a life of their own. The following week, the Obama campaign introduced a tongue-in-cheek ad that compares Big Bird to Bernard L. Madoff and other corporate criminals. Big, yellow, a menace to our economy, the ominous voice-over intoned.
It was a typical quick-response effort by Ms. Cutter, doing damage control after an admittedly lackluster performance by the president. She spotted right away that this was something that was trending out there and that was making an impact, David Axelrod, the presidents chief strategist, said of Ms. Cutter, who was not involved in the making of the ad itself...
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Really glad she’s on their side - like the witch in the Wizard of Oz, she’s melting before our eyes...
How pathetic are these people?
Cool - kill three bird(brain)s with one stone. ;-)
The article suggests that she’s hot. The 10 year old pic with Kennedy suggests she’s frumpy. Lives in a Chicago apt? No man. Probably not worth having. Calling Romney a felon would cast doubt on anyone who is ‘interested’ in her. Probably a fine Aunt to her nieces/nephews. Probably best that she has no kids of her own.
We’re $16 trillion in debt and she wants to throw taxpayer money at Big Bird. As somebody else has already said, I’m glad she and her tin ear are on their side.
Sesame Street may be on PBS but who/what company is getting all the profits of all the products sold with the SS characters on them? Books, toys, DVDs, clothing, etc.?
Four Dead Americans due to the incompetence of the Obama Administration and this is what the Campaign of a sitting President spews?
Big Bird was a sophomoric attack. A lot of democrats were wondering if it was a smart strategy. Cutter is in a bubble full of college smartasses. At the end of the day, even the democrats are going to cut Sesame Streets funding after their overly generous funding was exposed.
Your are kidding, right. I watched Saturday Night Live (SNL) last night and until I saw your post, I thought the add was a SNL skit.
Wish you could create an illustration of windfarms killing real birds and Native Americans killing bald and golden eagles for religious ceremonies...comparing that to Big Bird stuffing his pockets with tax-payer money.
Go ahead WF - you can do it;)
It was not a "tongue-in-cheek ad", it was a trial balloon. It turned out to be a ten ton lead balloon that wouldn't even float on water. So now the lap dog NYT has to try to resurrect Cutter with a puff piece. It's simply lip stick on a pig.
10 years later she’s still good looking. She was just conservatively professionally dressed in that photo. (Probably the more needed th en because she was very young and pretty.) She is a nasty, cutting soul, however.
Full employment for wealthy giant yellow puppets!
I'm still confused about that. Was it an SNL parody, or was it an actual campaign commercial? I didn't see it myself.
Wish I could too, Sod, but I'm not a graphics artist.
Don’t you have some Native American DNA? So go out there -get your fair share of eagle feathers - and get back to me.
Per Twitter, 0bama campaign running ‘Big Bird’ national ad