The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

Season 13 Episode 49

Jack Goldsmith

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Aired Weekdays 11:00 PM Apr 15, 2008 on Comedy Central
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Tonight, the former head of the Office of Legal Counsel to President Bush, current Harvard law professor, and author of The Terror Presidency: Law and Judgment Inside the Bush Administration, Jack Goldsmith. Jon begins the show tonight with a look at the Pope's U.S. visit. Bush was kind enough to pick him up at the airport. Next, Jon looks at the high level discussions by the top six in the Bush administration (Cheney, Powell, Rice, Rumsfeld, Ashcroft, Tenet) on the use of torture in a segment called "House of Pain". Finally, Jon reports on the controversy surrounding the Beijing Olympics. Special Commentator Kristen Schaal drops by to talk about this hot button issue.moreless

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      • (shows CNN clip of Wolf Blitzer discussing the arrival of the Pope and the President's welcome of the Pope)
        Wolf Blitzer: This is an exciting moment. But let's see if we can hear any of what he and the president and first lady might say. (nothing can be heard over the roar of the engines) Obviously, we can't hear anything.
        Jon Stewart: Yes I believe the key word there would be obviously. You're 100 yards away and they're speaking in conversational tones next to a jet engine. It appears neither the president nor the pope are miked.

      • Jon Stewart: (to guest Peter Steinfels, columnist at the NY times) How religious do you have to be to offset working at the New York Times?

      • Jon Stewart: Do you know when the pope started getting really nice? When the church stopped having real armies.

      • (Clips of news sources saying how great Pope Benedict XVI is)
        Jon Stewart: Not like the last pope. That guy was a dick. Of course he's nice and smart. He's the pope.

      • Jon Stewart: Free societies are not safe and that's the price you pay for your freedom and you can't have it both ways.

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