I usually enjoy the Daily Show (when it doesn’t get too raunchy), but this week Jon Stewart had me literally rolling on the floor laughing for the first time, with his comments about the latest Democratic debate.
The first hour of last night’s debate was a 60 minute master class in questions that elevate out-of-context remarks and trivial, insipid miscues into subjects of natural discourse… which is my job! Stop doing my job! That’s what I’m here for! I’m the silly man!
It really was pathetic. After spending the first half of the debate on questions of bitterness, Bosnian airstrips, and people that Barack Obama happens to know, they finally got around to talking about the economy, while at the same time calling it “the number one issue on Americans’ minds”. Yes, thank you for taking a little time to discuss an issue that we actually care about.
I was happy to see that Barack Obama recognized the inanity of the questions. Hillary Clinton’s response to that was to claim that Obama was complaining about having to deal with “tough questions”. Is she trying to compete with Jon Stewart too? Well, Hillary, if you think you can handle that kind of question, then why is it you weren’t wearing a flag pin? Not that I’m questioning your patriotism, I just want to know if you believe in the American flag and everything it stands for.
You’ll have to forgive me if I sound a little bit bitter about these things.