On Tuesday night, Jon Stewart zoned in on Secretary of State Hillary Clinton‘s recent trip to Egypt, where her motorcade encountered some resistance. Really? An incredulous Stewart wondered how Egypt can have it both ways, being mad at us regardless of our actions — and went on to chronicle other things “the most powerful leaders in the world bend to.”
Clinton’s motorcade “was pelted with tomatoes and shoes as she left the newly reopened U.S. consulate,” Stewart reminded us, before offering us his take. “What is going on, Egypt?” he asked. “You’re mad at us when we prop up your dictator for 30 years, and now you’re mad at us when we go visit the guy you voted for?”
Ah, conundrums. But insulting high-ranking U.S. officials won’t trigger a policy change, Stewart advised — because there’s only one thing America’s powerful leaders respond to: The Kiss Cam. As recently proven by President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, who were caught on the Kiss Cam while at a basketball game with daughter Malia. May not have worked the first time, but second time’s the charm.
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