I’m completely floored and astounded. Jon Stewart just interviewed Evo Morales, President of
There were no Twinkies served this time. Nothing of the sort occurred. In fact, by Comedy Central standards, this interview was rather sublime and serious. I don’t know the president’s politics. I simply know what I heard: this man made promises, and he kept them after his election.
Consider this: when we watch the Daily Show with Jon Stewart, we are essentially getting our news one day late. He tapes around five o’clock in the afternoon, and generally doesn’t use any of the material from the current news day. Instead, he and his team spend that evening I’m sure, after taping, parsing the news from the previous day and deciding what they’re going to use on air the next day.
But the genius of this man and his team is incredible. World leaders to come on his show, appear on Comedy Central, and reach a demographic they would never otherwise reach.
We all know now that the current occupant of the White House has learned nothing in six years. In fact, if the man ever knew anything about governing, and we must presume from some success in
How refreshing to see someone appear on Comedy Central looking more “presidential” than the current President of the
I’m having a Twinkie tomorrow in Jon Stewart’s honor.