"Sesame Street's federal funding is brought to you by letters 'N' and 'O' and by the the number 'zero.'"
-- Andy Mansell of Charlotte
"You may be all that's left in early childhood education!"
-- Suzanne Estro, Charlotte
"I can't remember which week is garbage only, either."
-- Charleen Bolt, Charlotte
" Because when you close schools and cut programs, people aren't so glad to see you."
-- Melba White, Cornelius
"Sorry, I was looking for Wall Street."
-- Becky Reese, Catawba
Thank you for all your entries. Here's a selection of some of the other better lines we received:
"I know I’ll probably be canned, so I thought I’d beat NPR to it."
"I was with PBS but now, like you, I'm out on 'the Street.'"
"The word of the day is C-A-N-N-E-D."
“Brought to you by the letter 'C'! Congressional Cutbacks!”
"After the property valuation, this is the only thing in Mecklenburg County I can afford!"
"If the price of gas gets any higher I may not even be able to live here."
"Got some CMS tests I want you to get the toddlers ready for."
"Tell me what you really think about Republicans and the Tea Party."
"Just making sure you don't say anything bad about the letter 'T.'"
"What do you mean you don't know who I am? I'm a recycled Republican presidential candidate."
"Can you tell me how to get back the funds for Sesame Street?"
"Hey Guys! Have you seen Katy Perry?"
"I am a teacher and didn't generate income for Republican campaign coffers so our Republican governor is trying to throw me away too!"
"All I suggested was to cut the defense budget by 1% which is 15 times Public Broadcasting's entire operating budget. But the Pentagon didn't like my idea and now I'm a retired general."
"Oh no, I was counting on you PBS characters to teach me about the recycling schedule."
"'L' is for 'LOGIC'. The Tea Party wins and education gets slashed."
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March 18, 2011: The new winner
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