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Jon Stewart Will Not Be Running For Public Office!

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Too bad!

Jon Stewart recently revealed that despite many of his fans and supporters wishing otherwise, he has no desire to run for public office!

He explains:

"I deny that I am powerful. Power implies an agenda that's being acted on. Every generation has had its people who stand at the back and make fun of those in charge. When the Nazis came to power in the '30s, it created an incredible underground scene of satirical comedy. Peter Cook [a British comedian] once said with a straight face, 'Yes, they really showed Hitler.' That's how I see it. I'm not saying I'm powerless and in a vacuum. But if I really wanted to change things, I'd run for office. I haven't considered that, and I wouldn't — because this is what I do well. The more I move away from comedy, the less competent I become. I would lose my mind almost immediately. My job is I make jokes. I don't solve problems. If my job became solving problems, I would suddenly become a lot less good at what I do, unless the problem being had by the country was a lack of jokes."

We don't think he gives himself enough credit, but we can certainly understand why he would want to steer clear of that career change!

Oh well! As long as he keeps up the HIGHlarious commentary on our country's leaders doing dumbass shiz, we'll be satisfied!


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8 comments to “Jon Stewart Will Not Be Running For Public Office!”

  1. 1

    He's an asshole. It's assholes like him that have caused this mess we are in. Democrats also have Al Franken in the WTF category.

  2. 2

    Re: JennyJJJ – Agreed. Jon Stewart is a total asshole and would be a shitty politician. There was a time about 15 years ago where he was kinda funny but in the last 10 years (basically since 9/11) he has this anti-American, anti-war and anti-Republican mentality. Jon Stewart, Rachel Maddow and Keith Olbermann are all the same: Traitorous pieces of shit with only contempt in their hearts for this great country.

  3. 3

    His real name is John Leobowitz. Why do jews always try to hide who they are? Why so deceptive?

  4. 4

    Creepiest collection of commenters ever. How dare you, JennyJJJ, Eldridge Cleaver and, most especially, Mad Dog, pollute this great nation with your ignorance and hatred. I love this country. You who are full of hatred–you are the ones who do not love your country. Do you even know what it is to love?

  5. 5

    Re: Eldridge Cleaver – He's not allowed to be anti republican? What about glenn beck being anti-democrat? Aren't he and his fox cronies being anti american spewing out bullshit?

    Stewart is hilarious. The only people who don't find him funny are republicans. He's not a politician hes a satirist so he has the ability to make fun of whoever he wants and get away with it. Deal with it.

  6. 6

    Re: Broughttoyoubytheletterz – Originally, Jon Stewart and his show weren't biased. Jon and everyone on his show bashed both political parties but he clearly picked a side and his show is honestly not funny anymore. He's like a Democratic version of Stephen Colbert except it's not a joke.

  7. uyeah says – reply to this


    Why would anyone in their right mind want that ugly-ass asshole to run for any office? he's an idiot!! And not funny at all.

  8. 8

    I love that it was so anti american to hate the president when it was george bush, but now that its obama, its un american not to….