This Monday on The Daily Show, Jon Stewart seemed far more worked up than he has been so far. A review of last week’s incidents regarding the Republican Presidential Elections, Stewart came across something that Newt Gingrich said in Thursday’s debate in South Carolina.
When CNN moderator, John King began the debate, asking Gingrich about his second wife’s accusations that he [Gingrich] asked to enter an open marriage in 1999. Gingrich attacked the moderator John King as well as the media. Newt said that Gingrich’s idea of starting the presidential candidate with such a topic was, “as close to despicable as anything [he] can imagine.”
Considering Newt Gingrich’s past record Stewart lost his cool, “I think you've got a pretty good imagination, ‘despicability’ wise.” Stewart’s response was in reference to the presidential candidate’s well documented past history of leaving sick wives. Stewart not only exasperated over Gingrich’s audacious response but also at John King’s failure to respond back to Gingrich aptly. What made Stewart go hysterically frustrated was, “All [King] has to do is point out the hypocrisy of a family values crusader who presided over Congress at the time of the Republicans’ ‘Clinton penis scavenger hunt’ suddenly finding that kind of questioning of a Presidential candidate unseemly! Point out that [Gingrich] insists that gay people would sully the sanctity of marriage -- whilst being a career marriage sully-er!”
The audience did not see Stewart calming down throughout the segment titled, “How The Newt Gingrich Stole South Carolina,” especially when he went on to talking about Gingrich’s claims of being a ‘Washington Outsider’ despite the fact that he was a speaker of the House and Freddie Mac consultant along with being a wealthy D.C. resident.
“When Washington gets its prostate checked, it tickles you!” – Stewart joked.
Weren’t republicans supposed to believe in the sanctity of marriage as per traditional religion? Also what is worth noting is how after his entire ‘Open-marriage’ controversy, Gingrich still managed to top the South Carolina polls! It seems like a large compilation of hypocrisies that voters are either aware of, or just too oblivious to the visible facts.