The Daily Show barometer
I finally got around to watching Thursday’s edition of the Daily Show. The inauguration coverage was predictably funny, but something else jumped out at me.
Joe Lieberman was the guest (pretty funny guy, as it happens). Jon Stewart asked him, among other things, what his top three priorities would be at the beginning of Bush’s second term.
First, Lieberman said, he would stop Bush from messing with Social Security. The crowd roared their approval. Second, he said, he would work with John McCain to persuade Congress and the president to do something about global warming.
The crowd’s reaction? Dead silence.
You can watch the interview here.