Longtime Missouri Senator Christopher "Kit" Bond, a stalwart Republican, has said more than a few things in his lengthy political career to draw the comedic wrath of Daily Show
host Jon Stewart. In April, for instance, he claimed that punishing those responsible for Bush-era torture policies was something a "banana republic" would do
With material like that, Stewart's job is easy.
But when Bond, who has announced he will not seek re-election next year, appeared on The Daily Show on Monday
to pimp his new book, it was he who delivered most of the one-liners--not that tiny, hilarious Jewish guy who is now perhaps the most trusted source in TV news because he always calls b.s. on other cable news outlets and asks legitimate, tough questions.
Drawing genuine laughter from the host on several occasions, an obviously well-coached Bond zinged everything from Obama's Afghanistan policy to the House of Representatives' recent vote on healthcare reform. Take a look for yourself, and listen for Stewart introducing Bond as "the senator from the great state of Mizzurrah":
Despite his political leanings, Stewart clearly has a lot of respect for...
...Bond and the way he handled himself. Even after he finishes teasing the Senator about opposing health care reform after voting for medicaid, Stewart thanks him "for his 40 years of service to this country."
Classy. Very classy.