Jon Stewart: 'Here in America, It's Our Governors Who Are Sucking the Glass D**k'

Late night comedian tells tale of two (allegedly crooked) governors.

Jon Stewart opened with an obligatory swipe at Toronto Mayor Rob Ford last night, after a video of Ford clearly drunk surfaced yesterday. But the comedian quickly turned to some U.S. politicians who are embroiled in corruption inquiries. "Here in America," Stewart said, "It's our governors who are sucking the glass d**ck," a reference to Ford's crack smoking.

He was talking, of course, about New Jersey Gov Chris Christie, of course, but also about Virginia ex-Gov Bob McDonnell's indictment yesterday on all sorts of corruption charges involving a wealthy donor. Stewart was torn about whether to go after the governor of the state where he grew up (New Jersey) or the state where he went to college (Virginia—Stewart attended William and Mary.)

McDonnell won! Stewart listed some of the gifts McDonnell and his wife Maureen allegedly received, stopping to reflect that one of their daughters got a $15,000 chicken dinner for her wedding, and the other just $10,000 for her whole wedding. ("What's the matter with the other daughter?" Stewart wondered.)

The donor, Jonnie Williams, allegedly gave the gifts so the governor would help him promote his dietary supplement. Stewart speculated on the state's new slogan: "Virginia is for 10,000 milligrams of niacin."


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