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11 Great Tweets From The First Presidential Debate

“Y’all stop making fun of Jim Lehrer, this is his Make-A-Wish.”

Lots of hits on Jim Lehrer:

1.

Y’all stop making fun of Jim Lehrer, this is his Make-A-Wish. #Debate— Jenny Johnson

2.

“Gentlemen, PLEASE…” — Jim Lehrer, at 3:12 a.m., as Romney begins his recounting of the plot of PRACTICAL MAGIC #debate— Patton Oswalt

And Big Bird/PBS jokes.

3.

Yo Mitt Romney, Sesame Street is brought to you today by the letters F & U! #debates #SupportBigBird— Big Bird

4.

If Big Bird's a goner, I can only imagine that he'll use nuclear weapons on Fraggle Rock.

— billyeichner (@billy eichner)

If Big Bird’s a goner, I can only imagine that he’ll use nuclear weapons on Fraggle Rock.— billy eichner

5.

Cutting PBS support (0.012% of budget) to help balance the Federal budget is like deleting text files to make room on your 500Gig hard drive

— neiltyson (@Neil deGrasse Tyson)

Cutting PBS support (0.012% of budget) to help balance the Federal budget is like deleting text files to make room on your 500Gig hard drive— Neil deGrasse Tyson

Which made varying degrees of sense…

6.

I love great schools I love Big Bird I like coal Not feeling the coal-love

— MiaFarrow (@mia farrow)

I love great schools I love Big Bird
I like coal Not feeling the coal-love— mia farrow

Mitt Romney’s silver fox hair even got “Just For Men” trending:

7.

I would not want to be the President. I like my hair to stay black!! Become President and go gray! Lol

— michaelstrahan (@Michael Strahan)

I would not want to be the President. I like my hair to stay black!! Become President and go gray! Lol— Michael Strahan

And then, jokes about sex and jokes about the uselessness of debates:

8.

“I was gonna vote for [insert candidate] but after watching the debate I’m going to vote for [that exact same candidate.] - Everyone

— robdelaney (@rob delaney)

“I was gonna vote for [insert candidate] but after watching the debate I’m going to vote for [that exact same candidate.] - Everyone— rob delaney

9.

This is the least funny SNL opening ever.

— justinshanes (@Justin Shanes)

This is the least funny SNL opening ever.— Justin Shanes

10.

I see the candidates are going to avoid any mention of my vagina just like every guy I've ever dated

— shiraselko (@Shira)

I see the candidates are going to avoid any mention of my vagina just like every guy I’ve ever dated— Shira

11.

Sorry, I'm against same-sex debates.

— MoRocca (@Mo Rocca)

Sorry, I’m against same-sex debates.— Mo Rocca

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