Man, words cannot describe how much I love these two! That’s John Stewart and Stephen Colbert, of The Daily Show and Colbert Report, respectively, lampooning the controversial New Yorker cover that featured Barack and Michelle Obama caricatured as Muslim terrorists.
The two Comedy Central anchors sat down with Entertainment Weekly to talk politics. Among the highlights:
We sat down with the comedians for a provocative talk about the political landscape, the way they (and other, more traditional media outlets) cover it, and whether or not we’ll ever see the alleged ”change” we’ve been promised by every candidate. ”Do you mean change we need, or change we can believe in?” asks Stewart. ”Any change is as good as a vacation at this point,” says Colbert, who set his conservative TV pundit character aside for the chat. ”I don’t know if you’ve paid much attention to the past eight years, but it has been a shitburger supreme. If somebody gives me an empty burger, it’s better than eating shit.”
Why do you think some people embraced her (Sarah Palin) as a folk hero?
STEWART: I keep hearing that she’s ”like us.” There’s this idea that people who hunt and have ”good” values are somehow this mythological American; I don’t know who ”this” person is, I’ve never met them. She is no more typical ”us” than I am, than Obama is, than McCain is, than Mr. T is. If there is something quintessentially or authentically American about her, I sort of feel like, you know what? You ”good values people” have had the country for eight years, and done an unbelievably shitty job. Let’s find some bad values people and give them a shot, maybe they’ll have a better take on it.
The article’s full of really great stuff. Also, there are some really hot pics, like this one of my boyfriend, Stephen:
Lawd, I love that man. And not to leave you Stewart groupies out, here’s some of that hotness:
The loosened tie and rolled-up sleeves always do it for me.