john stewart is america's greatest cultural asset. bold times call for bold statements.
it's true though. his analysis of the current political climate and critiques of the media circus are so spot on and he presents it in this way of like if dad humor was REALLY funny. last night he was talking about sarah palin and her elusive meetings with foreign leaders (were any of her buddies from russia in the hizzouse?) and how she has taken a page from dick cheney's guide to being a sketchy-ass vice president. and i quote:
"we met sarah palin 3 weeks ago and already she has her own gates scandal, complete with cronieism and refusal to testify. you cannot teach that! the force is strong with this one."
its true, she is a natural born, shady, untrustworthy, scandal-ridden politician. great news. so glad she is on the ballot. totally psyched.
meanwhile maccain has decided he can't go back to washington and sit around until he needs to vote yes or no on something AND run a campaign at the same time. of course not, that's like being expected to walk and chew gum at the same time. unreasonable. now obama raises an interesting point:
"Presidents are going to have to deal with more than one thing at a time." -- Barack Obama 9/24/08.
i mean, is it just me or is this the most ridiculous shit you have ever heard? i can't continue campaigning because i have to go back to washington to deal with the financial crisis? what exactly are you going to do when you get there, senator? is you wife, heiress barbie, going to foot the bill? did you figure it out, have the whole plan sketched out on a airport lounge napkin? and, if i can suspend disbelief for a moment and assume that this isn't an incredibly TRANSPARENT plan to get out of the debates you will no doubt be trounced in and that you actually have some intentions to dedicate your energy towards helping us get out of this mess, why doesn't our favorite pageant princess take the reigns and continue campaigning? oh, is it because she is just a political tool and you are afraid if she actually opens her mouth in public that she will claim that playing with her son track's g.i. joes makes her a military expert? this whole thing stinks.
i will leave with a joke (courtesy of the jocular john stewart)
Q: what is the difference between a hockey mom and a flower?
A: one has both male and female reproductive parts... and one is a flower