For some reason, a lot of people who have a high opinion of themselves think that running for higher office just might be their calling. The latest person to have that particular thought, and put it into words, is Jon Stewart, a man pushed onto the American people as a supposed comedian.
Jon Stewart says it’s impossible not to consider running for office himself when he sees “the shitheads” who are currently in Congress.
“Oh, god. How do you not?” Stewart told Kara Swisher in an episode of her New York Times “Sway” podcast released Thursday when asked if he ever thought about a political campaign.
“How do you not when you watch all that and you’re like, oh my god, what is – this is terrible,” the Apple TV+ “Problem with Jon Stewart” host said.
“It’s sort of like when you get in a car and the one driver’s drunk, and you’re like, ‘Did you ever think about taking the wheel?’ You’re like, ‘Yeah, I did,'” Stewart exclaimed.
As one who has driven home the intoxicated on occasion, that’s not exactly a great analogy. At the same time, Stewart is realistic about one thing.
“I don’t know that I’d have the temperament for it,” the 59-year-old comedian and former “Daily Show” host said after Swisher noted the dispositions of former President Trump and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.).
“It’s having the patience, like, ‘How come that person gets to still be here? Make that person leave!'” Stewart replied.
Yeah, in Congress, you can’t do that. Stewart actually touched on why.
“I also think, like, there’s a lot that goes around that – that has nothing to do with passion or care about issues or wanting to help people – that has to do with fundraising, and the way the game is played and the lack of perspective on it,” said Stewart, a frequent visitor to Capitol Hill as he’s advocated for veterans exposed to burn pits and for 9/11 first responders.
“Sometimes I feel like, well, I can be more effective on the outside than on the inside,” he added.
Given the way the system is set up, that is undoubtedly true.
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Don’t they have one of those in the Ukraine?