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Gibbs: No plans to stop running the Big Bird ad

By Doug Powers  •  October 10, 2012 04:24 PM

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Photoshop credit: The Looking Spoon

Yesterday, the Sesame Street people asked the Obama campaign to stop running an ad featuring Big Bird. Obama campaign adviser Robert Gibbs said this morning that, for now anyway, the bird stays:

LAUER: And I find it hard to believe I’m asking this question here this morning, but will the campaign take Big Bird out of its ads.

GIBBS: I don’t know of any plans to change that ad.

The new campaign theme is “Bin Laden is dead, Big Bird is alive” and they’re not going to change it back now.

In the interview, Gibbs said the Big Bird ad raised an “important point” — that point being that fact checkers agree the ad is both four Pinocchios and pants on fire. Ditto for Gibbs.

There are not only no plans to discontinue the ad (prediction: the next ad will feature Paul Ryan pushing Big Bird off a cliff and will air during tomorrow night’s VP debate), but the Sesame Street theme song has already made its Obama campaign debut. Here’s a clip of the song featured at a rally that took place yesterday at the intersection of Desperation Avenue and Profound Embarrassment Parkway:

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