Now about all the people who defend PBS and the CPB, along comes a new Sesame Street character pushing government food dependance programs.

At a meeting of the National Press Club thursday, a character called Emily, a muppet like creature, extolls the virtues of poor families seeking out nutritious food, and 'eating on the taxpayers tab.'  Part of the dialogue went like this:

“Sometimes we can't always afford to buy all the food that we need,” Lily said. “I mean, but we've been finding lots of ways that we can get help...Yeah, for example, at school I get a free breakfast and a lunch...part of the meal plan."--courtesy CNS News.

 The piece was part of a Federal Food For Thought program, that even comes complete with a website.   The national director of the WIC (Women, Infants, Children) nutrition program even linked the Food For Thought plan to defecit reduction, although most critics say they have no idea how that works.  Officials claim the response to Emily and the Food For Though program has been so strong, they plan to expand her message.  So much for PBS NOT being a puppet for the Feds and political agendas.