The Daily Show: Understanding Real America...from Wasilla, Alaska

With all this talk of "real Americans" and the superiority of small town values, The Daily Show's Jason Jones went straight to the heart of these values -- Sarah Palin's hometown of Wasilla, Alaska.

A place where no means maybe; where strangers are just friends you haven’t thrown up on yet.

You can see more of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report at Indecision'08. And you can read Jon Stewart's clarification of his "F*ck you" to Sarah Palin at an appearance at Northeastern University at HuffPo.

[Note from Dave: I was present, observing in the back, while Jones was interviewing customers at the Mug Shot Saloon in Wasilla. (You can see some of it in the unfortunately brief video I made of my time in the Mug Shot here.) Most of the interviewees, I think, were alternately excited and amused at the idea of being national TV. Considering that they were some of Palin's biggest fans, I suspect they were about as amused at the outcome as Mark Chryson was.)

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