The Daily Show: May 15, 2006
"Phone Tagged": Ever since this whole NSA wiretapping business started, the government has been insisting that it is all very restricted, not domestic at all. But, now that information has been released that there are billions of domestic records, the government refuses to comment. Smooth. Real smooth. Turns out that the phone companies have been willingly handing over information about phone calls since 9/11. Most people are pretty pissed off, but FOX News stands by her man, adamantly defending the president. Fair and balanced, indeed. It's as if the entire network has been hired to be the Press Secretary.
Each party's front-runners for 2008 have been making rounds to gain support. For example, John McCain, the guy that called men like Jerry Falwell "agents of intolerance", has been hanging out with... Jerry Falwell. He even spoke at Falwell's Liberty University. Senator Hillary Clinton has also been doing major sucking-up at the US Chamber of Commerce, playing the "kids these days" angle. I loved the random Crotchety Old Man! I think it was because he said "whore" like "HOOer".
The night's guest was Howard Dean. He didn't start screaming or anything, but he made a few lame jokes. Apparently, the Democrats are working the Jehovah's Witness routine by going door-to-door to spread their message... and leaving door hangers when no one is home. The door hangers have a lot of great details, but the whole idea seemed a little hokey, even prompting Jon to say that they'll never get the House and Senate back. Heh, the Democrats are really desperate for a win.
Jon/Stephen: Stephen Colbert used a mad-lib for the tease (apparently, he was going to sit down and have some strawberry ice cream with Cinderella). Moment of Zen: Heh heh, ear piece troubles on FOX News. I've got to admit, I did go, "Aww..." when the guy's glasses went askew.