Ed Schultz Tells Jon Stewart ‘I’ll Stay Quiet if They Ship Your Ass to China’

On Thursday night’s episode of The Daily Show, host Jon Stewart posited several candidates as heir apparent to departed Bambino of Bombast Keith Olbermann, and in the process, took some well-aimed shots at liberal fire-breather Ed Schultz. Schultz’s reaction was swift, and characteristically introspective. In a tweet Friday morning, Schultz agreed to tone things down if Stewart would agree to have his “ass” exported to China.

Here’s Schultz’s tweet:

While Schultz’s effort to address America’s trade deficit with its far-Eastern neighbor is laudable, the limited supply curve of Jon Stewart’s ass makes its long-term prospects somewhat dim.

Schultz’s response stands in stark contrast to Olbermann’s past Stewart reJonders, which have been more thoughtful, if not always self-reflective. Still, there’s no such thing as bad publicity, so perhaps Schultz has something to gain by feuding with “Sanity Ref” Stewart. Unfortunately, we’ll have to wait until Monday night to see this play out. Pop some corn and pull up a chair.

In case you missed it, here’s the segment to which Schultz is responding: (via Comedy Central)

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