Oh, dear, I think I just split a seam!John Stewart on the Gonzales Mess
Let me transcribe my favorite part, as Stewart goes over some of Gonzales' recent testimony:
Gonzales [in clip]: Mr. Chairman, your question relates to an ongoing controversy which I am recused from. I can't -- I'm not going to answer that question.
Stewart: "So, uh, unless you have a question about, I don't know, literature, sports... You got the wrong guy! I'm the Attorney General, I can investigate anybody but me."
Stewart: Yes, I have an idea what this week's "I Don't Recall" will be:
Gonzales [in clip]: I can't respond to your question.
Gonzales [in clip]: I can't -- I'm not going to answer that question.
Gonzales [in clip]: Sir, I'm not going to answer that question!
Gonzales [in clip]: You know I can't answer that question.
Gonzales [in clip]: We'll go back and see whether or not I can answer that question.
Stewart: "And, if I check with the Attorney General, and he says it's OK, we'll talk. But I have to tell you, it doesn't look good -- right now he's not taking my calls...." [stage whisper] "I *hear* he's testifying in front of the Judiciary Committee *right now*... and he's blowing it."
Also loved? Stewart's comment on how "contempt of Congress" is not the same thing as the existential hatred we all share. And the thing at the end where he tries to follow G-man's convoluted logic.
Altogether, a great time for political satire.
Not such a great time to be... Gonzales'?