….that would be, um, Big Bird?

President Obama’s campaign released a new TV ad using the president’s post-debate zinger – he knows it’s not Wall Street you have to worry about, it’s Sesame Street – to slam Mitt Romney for going after PBS and everyone’s favorite eight-foot-tall muppet.

From the press release:

“Attacking one of America’s favorite feathered friends has become a staple of Mitt Romney’s stump speech, and was featured in his dramatic debate performance.”

“But even on issues as seemingly simple as 8-foot tall talking birds and early childhood education, Mitt Romney’s rhetoric is out of touch with the facts.”

“When asked how he would cut the deficit, Romney’s answer is to eliminate PBS and Sesame Street – an absurd solution. You would need to cut PBS more than 1,000 times to fill the hole in Romney’s budget promises!”

“As the Count (and anyone who has watched him on Sesame Street) can attest, that’s just bad math.”

That last line is a reference to former President Clinton’s national convention speech in Charlotte in which he repeatedly invoked “arithmetic” as the secret to his success – and Obama’s – in the White House.

The release makes no mention of where the new ad is running or for how long.