In this case, coming from Romney, it's incredibly transparent. The man has pledged to both cut taxes and RAISE military spending over the next four years; getting rid of PBS funding will do nothing to stop the disaster that's going to cause.
Yeah, that's really the main point.
I'm all for reducing the deficit and spending responsibly.
PBS is way too small of a cost, and way too much bang for the buck, to be the place to look for balancing the budget.
Defense budget, raising taxes on people making over $250,000 a year, that's the low-hanging fruit.
You can't have it both ways, as Romney is attempting to.