At least he makes sure I can still laugh despite everything going on these days. Like by pointing out that Porter Goss, our new CIA head, didn’t appear to have been briefed on any plans to try to go after Osama bin Laden.
On the other hand, (and this is tangentially related because Stewart did such a great job of interviewing Ari Fleischer the other night on the Daily Show), there was a great moment where the former press secretary pulled a good one on Steve Inskeep, which just proves that Steve-O is no Bob Edwards.
Steve mentioned that he’d once been told that there was a difference between answering a question from a reporter and responding to a question from a reporter. Ari’s response? “Well, I guess I’m not sure what the distinction is.”
A beautiful illustration of exactly that point which Steve seemed not to have noticed.