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Jon Stewart Diagnoses Rove, Cheney With 'Balzheimer's'; Dispatched John Oliver to 'Bizarro Washington'

05/23/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Jon Stewart took a few minutes at the top of Wednesday night's show to marvel at the way Dick Cheney and Karl Rove had become, for the first time ever, advocates for such concepts as accountability, and transparency, and not telling the American people to go and suck it, every single day of their lives. "It seems the classifiers have become the declassifyees," an attitude that contrasted distinctly with about every clip of the two men the Daily Show had in their archives.

So, what gives? An acute inflammation of partisan hackery? Actually, the diagnosis was Balzheimer's Disease:

STEWART: Balzheimer's is a terrible illness, that attacks the memory, and gives its victims the balls to attack others for things that they themselves made a career of. There is no known cure. But it can be treated, with body art.

That's when things got pretty disturbing.

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And in what sort of world do Dick Cheney and Karl Rove decry partisanship and passionately declare their support for government transparency? The only explanation is Bizarro Washington, to which correspondent John Oliver was dispatched. "It's here and only here where this news makes sense. There, he discovered that up is down, Barney Frank is straight, and the Dick Cheney is a "merry old soul" who the children call "Saint Dickolas." Wow. I bet in bizarro Washington, the White House Press Corps break all sorts of vitally important stories, as well!

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