The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

Season 12 Episode 43

Governor Bill Richardson

Aired Weekdays 11:00 PM Mar 28, 2007 on Comedy Central
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Governor Bill Richardson
Tonight, current Governor of New Mexico and 2008 presidential candidate who is also promoting his book, Between Worlds: The Making of an American Life, Bill Richardson.

Jon begins with a look at Bush's repsonse to the Dems troop withdrawal bill in a segment called "Furious George". Jon then talks with John Hodgman about the President's use of executive privilege. Finally, Larry Wilmore & John Oliver look at the n-word and whether it should be banned in a segment entitled "Wilmore & Oliver Investigates".moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

    Bill Richardson

    Bill Richardson


    Guest Star

    John Hodgman

    John Hodgman


    Recurring Role

    John Oliver (II)

    John Oliver (II)


    Recurring Role

    Larry Wilmore

    Larry Wilmore


    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (1)

      • The story Bill Richardson recounts of his negotiation with Saddam Hussain took place in 1995. The two Americans were released July 17 of that year.

    • QUOTES (4)

      • Jon Stewart: By contrast, the President is saying our commitment is more open ended.
        [Video: President Bush: Iraq's leaders know that our commitment is not open ended.]
        Jon: So we can't set a deadline but our commitment is not open ended. Basically what he's saying is we are definitely leaving Iraq sometime between now and the end of time. Wait, wait, wait, not the end of time! I don't want to give a date.

      • Jon Stewart: What's an occupying country to do? Democratic Senator Mark Pryor has the answer. Proposing that we pick a withdrawal date but keep it secret. That way when we withdraw, the enemy will just be confused. "Oh no, the infidels have become invisible! Start shooting recklessly in all directions!"

      • John Oliver: Leroy, are you at all concerned that we are banning one of the most versatile words in the English language. It can be used as a noun.
        Larry Wilmore: Yo yo yo, what's up my nigga.
        John Oliver: A verb.
        Larry Wilmore: Hey man, don't nigger those potato chips.
        John Oliver: An adjective.
        Larry Wilmore: Oh, so now your nigger rich.
        John Oliver: An adverb.
        Larry Wilmore: Man, that's some niggardly sh*t.
        John Oliver: Are we kissing goodbye to all of this?

      • John Oliver: So Leroy, you want to ban this word, uhmmm, Larry...
        Larry Wilmore: ...nigger.
        John Oliver: Thank you. What he said. Is the word...
        Larry Wilmore: ...nigger...
        John Oliver: ...offensive to everyone or just to...
        Larry Wilmore: ...niggers?

    • NOTES (1)

      • Moment of Zen: Nancy Pelosi tells Bush to calm down with his threat to veto the troop withdrawal bill saying, "There's a new Congress in town".

    • ALLUSIONS (2)

      • Jon Stewart: And today, before a National Cattlemen's Beef Association, or "MOOBLA"...

        MOOBLA is a reworking of the ubiquitous reference to NAMBLA on this show.

      • John Oliver: What do you say to rappers who need that word in terms of a rhyme scheme?
        Councilman Leroy Comrie: Need the word? I don't think you need the word.
        Larry Wilmore: I'm not sure about that, Leroy. Finish this phrase: "I'm not sayin' she's a golddigger / But she ain't messin' with no broke..."
        Councilman Leroy Comrie: Hmmm... "I'm not sayin' she's a golddigger / But she..."
        Larry Wilmore: "...ain't messin' with no broke..."
        Councilman Leroy Comrie: "...fool."
        Larry Wilmore: Do you understand how rap works, Councilman?

        Larry Wilmore cites Kanye West's "Golddigger" as the reason why the n-word may be needed in the arts. In the explicit version of the song, the racial slur in question is used at the end of the phrase. In the edited version of the song, the word 'broke' is repeated to fill the space.

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