As usual, Jon Stewart said what everyone in the media was thinking on last night's "Daily Show." This time, it was about Rahm Emanuel.
"Oh, he's a dick," Stewart said.
In three short minutes, Stewart eviscerated Emanuel, his successor Peter Rouse ("he must be either Dr. Evil or Jon from 'Garfield'"), a too-polite news media, and, yes, the political culture of Chicago.
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"Here's a little known fact about TV news shows," the "Daily Show" host told his audience: "they almost never call anyone a dick."
He followed with a montage of euphemisms applied to Rahm by a pantheon of talking heads, who described him as "bombastic" and "brusque," said he "isn't afraid of breaking a little china," and "isn't a shrinking violet."
Well then, what's the political future of such a non-shrinking violet?
"Chicago: where being a dick isn't a political liability, it's a job requirement," Stewart quipped.
He rounded out the bit with a send-up of Rahm's YouTube video announcing his candidacy.
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