Jossip uncovered a video of Jon Stewart performing a comedy routine at Northeastern University, during which the Daily Show host slags off on Sarah Palin. If you’ve ever watched Stewart doing stand-up live, you’ll realize that a lot of it is cadged from jokes either he or guests have made on his television show. Such is the case here, except for the part where he says “fuck you” to Sarah Palin. That, to our knowledge, never made the air. Here are some of his best lines from this clip:
• “I like the woods … I just don’t know if I would pull my vice-president out of the woods randomly.”
• “She came out again today. She was talking to a small town, she said that small towns, that’s the part of the country she really likes going to because that’s the pro-America part of the country … You know, I just want to say to her, just very quickly, fffffuck you.”
• “I’ve never seen someone with a greater disparity between how cute they sound when they’re saying something and how terrible what they’re saying is.”
• “If New York City was good enough for fucking Osama bin Laden, it better be good enough for you.”
Jossip compared this to the time that Air America host Randi Rhodes was fired after she called Hillary Clinton a “fucking whore.” We don’t think they’re the same — Stewart here is reacting to the idea that Sarah Palin is promoting, that is, that small towns are the only real pro-America parts of the country. Stewart is just expressing his anger at Palin, as opposed to calling her a professional person who sells her body for money. With angry language like that, hell, the McCain campaign might invite him to one of their rallies!