Yesterday on "The Daily Show," Jon Stewart interviewed Senator John McCain and immediately had him squirming with his first question: "President Bush has been very clear that, through his leadership, he has made the world safer. My question to you is simply this: how much safer can the world afford to have him make us?" McCain dodged the question repeatedly — prompting Stewart to actually say, "Don't dodge the question!"
Stewart: You know what? That's what YouTube is for. (Tubes, tubes!) Tubes. Senator [Ted]Stevens (R–AK) — he is in charge of the Commerce Committee. Obviously net neutrality is a big issue in front of the Senate. He is regulating the Internet, and he was very explicit that the Internet is not a dump truck, but in fact a series of tubes.
McCain: And I saw also this program, how long it took to get through those tubes.
Stewart: It's tough. Especially when you're passing, let's say (they're clogged) — horses or things like that. (Naked dolls and poker chips, like you had.) When you listen to your colleagues, your esteemed colleagues, and I know that the talk on the Senate is Robert's Rules of Order and everybody says, "my distinguished colleague from..." (the distinguished gentleman or gentlewoman from..., yes) Do you ever think to yourself, where are these people from? You know, privately, can you pull Senator Stevens aside and go, "It's not really literally tubes"?
McCain: I wouldn't want to disillusion him....read on