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Jon Stewart's Airport Sightseeing

Plucked from the Wilshire & Washington blog on Variety.Com

Arriving to Minneapolis today for the Republican National Convention, I couldn't help but make a stop to one of the landmarks at the airport: The infamous men's bathroom where Sen. Larry Craig (R-Idaho) was caught last year for allegedly seeking a public stall tryst.

It turns out that many other arriving guests had the same idea, including Jon Stewart and the cast of "The Daily Show," as well as a host of other passersby. Stewart and his team posed for pictures before making their way to St. Paul, where his show will tape all week. A "Daily Show" billboard on I-494 greets conventiongoers with the message, "Welcome, rich white oligarchs!"

At one point, an airport employee in a golf cart came by and stopped, pointed to the men's room sign and said something about the landmark, as if proud of the attraction. "I didn't understand a thing he was saying," Stewart said.

Stewart was so moved at being there that he declined to elaborate on his thoughts of being at the site: "It's personal, private."

A fellow writer then emerged from the bathroom with a photo, reporting that the stall was "narrow."

Here's his reaction to being at what he calls "Mount Rushmore."


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Aug. 31st, 2008 09:01 pm (UTC)
"I'm telling you, it's a narrow stall"
Oh, I love Jon Stewart and the Daily Show. He really seems to care what happens in the country, and the show actually seems to do more than the knee-jerk reactions most of the media live on.

Thanks for posting that! (And for many other things, including being AWESOME.) My officemate is a true right wing nut-job, so I appreciate hearing things that aren't fricking nuts, offensive, or derogatory ("San Fran-sicko, city of freaks" and "The only smart women are Republicans"). Thanks for keeping me -- and many others -- apprised of what's going on.

I also hope Baby Barrial is being good today!

Edited at 2008-08-31 09:02 pm (UTC)
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