“I like PBS. I like Big Bird.”
If this was all that Mitt Romney had said about the Public Broadcasting Service during the first presidential debate this week, I would have had nothing to write but, “Me, too.” Instead, he declared that he would cut government subsidies for PBS as a way to save money and put it toward “more important” uses.
With celebrity sightings in the dozens, street fashion bloggers toting cameras-a-clickin’ and that weird thespian display from Clint Eastwood, pundits and tweeters have had good reason to call the national conventions $18 million circuses. But who are we to judge the political hooplah? Intermission is concerned only with the cultural hooplah, and here we give it points in a nonpartisan bi-columnal breakdown.
As a freshman at Stanford, Romney put his pranking skills to work in service of one of the nation’s great college rivalries.