All eyes were on the Daily Show tonight for a well-deserved spanking of a politician for lying about what they did and did not know, and Jon Stewart delivered! No, not about Rep. Anthony Weiner, unless ogling his pectoral muscles is considered some sort of slam, but on Sarah Palin and her own personal Paul Revere mini-scandal.
Palin has taken up the little media breathing room left with her unique retelling of Revere’s “Midnight Ride,” with which Stewart didn’t really have a problem. “She took a well-known historical event and turned it into word salad,” he noted in a forgiving tone, but then changed his mind with a clip of Fox News Sunday where Palin refused to admit that she had botched the story, rather than simply admit to “off-the-cuff word jumble.” Stewart ridiculed her costume (“you look like you’re about to marry Jesus in Vegas”) and noted that her argument that she had been routed by a “gotcha” question made no sense, as the question was “what have you seen so far today, and what are you going to take away from your visit?”
The segment via Comedy Central below:
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