Said Santorum: "I've voted to kill Big Bird in the past. I have a record there that I have to disclose. That doesn't mean I don't like Big Bird. You can kill things and still like them, maybe to eat them, I don't know. That's probably that. Can we -- can we go back on that one?"
Yes, he went there.
Anybody like to place a bet as to what sort of frothy mixture the Senator might have used as a condiment while "maybe" eating Big Bird?
In all seriousness, his metaphor reveals the predatory nature of what the Republicans would like to do to social services and educational programming if they get their hands, knives & forks on the budget... and keeps this meme alive!