The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

Season 12 Episode 107

Sen. John McCain

Aired Weekdays 11:00 PM Aug 16, 2007 on Comedy Central
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Sen. John McCain
Tonight, Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain promotes his new book, Hard Call: Great Decisions and the Extraordinary People Who Made Them. Jon first reports on the China toy recall crisis in a segment called "Great Recall of China". Senior Plaything Analyst John Oliver reports from his play room on this breaking story. And finally "Cluster@#k to the White House" continues with Jon reporting on Hillary Clinton who refuses to share her personal papers from when she was in the White House with Bill. Also, Jon shows various clips of presidential candidates going to hospitals; Clinton steps in the shoes of a nurse, Edwards shaves an old man, & Obama cleans a hospital room.moreless

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    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (1)

    • QUOTES (5)

      • Senator John McCain: I would close Guantanamo Bay and I would declare that we never torture another person in American custody.

      • Jon Stewart (to John McCain): You're running for President, you're in the Senate, you're writing books. Do you hate your family? What's going on?

      • Senator John McCain: Jack Bauer and I have a lot in common.
        Jon Stewart: Are you fictional, sir?

      • Jon Stewart: To every lead-crusted plaything, there's a silver lining.

      • Jon Stewart: Senator John McCain will be in the studio tonight, making his 250th appearance. One more, and he gets to host. And I get to go to the Senate. "And the distinguished gentleman from New Jersey votes that we all pull down our pants and photocopy our asses!"

    • NOTES (1)

    • ALLUSIONS (1)

      • Jon Stewart (about John McCain's latest book): Is Voldemort in this one?

        Lord Voldemort is an evil wizard who appears in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter books and the movies based on them. Stewart also mentioned Voldemort during the previous episode when referring to Stephen F. Hayes' book about Dick Cheney.

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