Last night on "The Daily Show," Jon Stewart continued his show from the nation's capital and enlisted "The Best F#@king News Team" to report on the systemic failings of Washington. While they focused on D.C.'s physical shortcomings, specifically the national monuments which are in need of restoration, Stewart examined the other ways in which "Washington is broken."
With a slew of clips, Stewart showed how pundits and politicians have been saying for years that Washington needs to be fixed, that it's "broken" and that we need "change." But didn't we ask for and receive "change" in 2008? What kind of change do we need now?
According to political ads by John McCain, Jim Machin, Sean Duffy and more, those who are seeking election this year are seeking change in the form of a gut renovation a la "Extreme Home Makeover."
"It's going to be so exciting when they yell 'move that bus!'" Stewart said.
Like you probably have, Stewart noticed how familiar this talk of "fixing Washington" sounds, especially coming from "the guy who's been here forever" John McCain. Well, as Stewart proved with a slew of clips going back before 1990, it's because McCain has been saying "Washington is broken" for two decades now.
"John McCain has always worked here, and he always will," Stewart said, adding, "He is the caretaker from 'The Shining!' Noooooooo!"