No, Eric Cantor and Marsha Blackburn! Rusty the red panda isn’t a prop for lame political jokes.
He’s an excuse for making Edward Snowden jokes:
In huge diplomatic affront, Adams Morgan ANC Commissioner has facilitated Rusty’s permanent escape to Roosevelt Island.— Brian Beutler (@brianbeutler)
I’d like to announce I’d offer asylum to Rusty the Red Panda. I have bamboo trees. #DC— Luke Russert (@LukeRussert)
Or Paula Deen jokes:
Paula Deen loses National Zoo endorsement contract after discovery of blackened red panda recipe.— gregflynn (@gregflynn)
Or, what the-hell-has-this-day-turned-into jokes:
Knock Knock. Who’s there? Red panda. Red panda who? Red panda Ecuador Berlusconi. #ThreadClosed— Daniel Radosh (@danielradosh)