My sister wants to marry him, Samantha my kiwi office mate wants to do unmentionable things with him and me? I’m just happy watching the John Stewart show whenever it’s on. Tonight Jon Stewart commented extensively on Governor Schwarzenegger’s address to the Republican National Convention in New York. Here’s how it went:
Arnie: “To those critics who are so pessimistic about our economy, I say: ‘Don’t be economic girlie men,'”
Stewart: “So what he’s saying to the 1.3 million Americans sliding into poverty is ‘suck it up, faggots!'”
Arnie: “I remember watching the Nixon and Humphrey presidential debate on TV. A friend who spoke German and English, translated for me. I heard Humphrey saying things that sounded like socialism which is what I had just left. But then I heard Nixon speak. He was talking about free enterprise, getting government off your back, lowering taxes, and strengthening the military. Listening to Nixon speak sounded more like a breath of fresh air.”
Stewart: (Silently mouthing “Nixon???”) “Well, I guess that makes sense for a person coming from a city that was the birthplace of Hitler.”
Arnie: “I said to my friend, ‘What party is he?’ My friend said, ‘He’s a Republican.’ I said, ‘Then I am a Republican!”
Stewart: “This about a man who was thrown out of office, forever tarnishing the office of the Presidency…”
Stewart sure took the piss out of Arnie. But he could have done more. Political historians may note that Hubert Humphrey and Richard Nixon never debated during the 1968 Presidential campaign. Also interesting is the fact that Schwarzenegger’s trip is costing a fortune and the bill is being footed by a number of private donors.
Why is this noteworthy? The long list of donors includes three pharmaceutical companies. Once Arnie returns from his fabulous trip to New York, there are a number of bills awaiting his signature, several of which would make it easier for Californians to buy prescription medications from Canada. Schwarzenegger has stated that he will veto those because he considers them in violation of Federal law. This decision has nothing to do with the oodles of cash he’s gotten from the pharmaceutical industry of course. Schwarzenegger has suggested instead that California buy prescription drugs in bulk. Ok. Whatever.
Either way, Jon Stewart kicked ass.