Obama, Petraeus and now Elmo: who knew what when


First we had lengthy debates over what President Obama knew and when he knew it regarding the attacks on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya (gotta admit I first thought it was Ben Gazzara). Then the whole Petraeus Affair hit the media resulting in his resignation as top dog at the CIA and prompting questions about who knew about the affair and when did they know it. Also, what did his paramour Paula Broadwell know – state secrets?

Voice actor Kevin Clash arrives with the puppet Elmo for the 2010 Peabody Award ceremony at the Waldorf Astoria in New York in this May 17, 2010 file photo.

And now it’s Elmo’s turn. His puppeteer Kevin Clash has taken a leave amidst  claims of underage sexual conduct levied by a now 23 year old. Again one has to ask what did Elmo know and when did he know it. He was pretty close to Cash, given he spent his working hours propped on his hand.

The best case scenario is that Elmo knew about any misconduct and kept it to himself, the worst case is that Elmo was involved as a lure. All that cutesy laughing and pounding the floor in mirth may have been masking a more sinister role.

First Big Bird gets dragged through the election campaign and now this. A bad time for Muppets.

 

 

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