By Andrew Jones
Categories: Political Satire/Parody
Jon Stewart certainly didn’t grasp for satire straws when displaying his feelings on the Ames Straw Poll and the Republican Presidential candidates.
Monday night on the Daily Show, host Stewart analyzed the results from the poll that saw Michelle Bachmann get a boost in the nomination race, Tim Pawlenty drop out of the race, Rick Perry enter the race, and Ron Paul treated by the media like he isn’t even in the race.
The Minnesota Congresswoman’s victory was the first focus for the comedian on the night. “Bachmann wins, the ‘I’s', or the crazy eyes, have it,” Stewart said. He then went on to snooze on his desk after playing a Pawlenty soundbite on ABC’s This Week indicating his withdrawal from the race.
Texas governor Perry was next on Stewart’s list, showing a news media montage highlighting the similarities between Perry and another former chief executive of the Lone Star State, George W. Bush. “No, he is not George Bush on steroids,” he said. “Rick Perry is what happens when Lex Luthor distilled down George Bush’s essence in the laboratory, and crossed it with gun power, and semon, from the finest thoroughbred in Lubbock, and then strapped that concoction on to a nuclear missile, and shot it into a F—ing sun, and then waited, waited, until one day on the anniversary of the Alamo, a solar fair, yadda, yadda, Rick Perry.”
Stewart finally turned to the news media’s overlooking of Ron Paul. Outlets like MSNBC and Fox have been giving more attention to people who not only finished behind him in Ames, but also are behind in various polls, while virtually ignoring the Texas Congressman. “This pretending Ron Paul thing has been going on for weeks, ” he said.
“How did libertarian Ron Paul become the 13 floor in an hotel?”
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