Jon Stewart Interviews Talks at Howard Dean on ‘The Daily Show’

We loves us some Jon Stewart, but dude talked way too much during Howard Dean’s appearance on The Daily Show last night. In fact, we tallied it up, and Stewart talked for 5 minutes and 43 seconds, and Dean clocked in at a mere 1 minute and 45 seconds. It was basically a complete inverse of how an interview should work. The chairman of the Democratic National Committee is a pretty newsworthy guest and someone from whom the people might have wanted to extract information. But Stewart barely asked any questions, and the ones he did ask were not about the campaign or the candidates. Instead, he brought up tired issues like electability, the Michigan-Florida debacle, and the difference between a delegate and a superdelegate. Though we did appreciate the twenty seconds devoted to the Moons Over My Hammy at Denny’s, we wished there had been more specific questions about Hillary and Barack. For instance, will this really come down to the convention? What does he think about the maddening, dogged, perverse perseverance of the Hillary campaign, which is why this has gone on so long? Yesterday, she said that even if she lost North Carolina and Indiana, she would keep on going. Can’t the DNC just take care of this with one well-aimed blow dart? —Noelle Hancock

Howard Dean [Daily Show]