Coverage continues with John Oliver outside the Today Show studios after the jump.
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Have you ever been attacked by a pack of rabid skunks? It sucks right? But remember how when you were in the hospital and the skunks were still managing to find you and feast upon your flesh when the nurses weren't looking, you got some nice flowers and you didn't have to do your own laundry for a few weeks? Well, if the skunks are the Bush presidency, then the flowers and laundry thing were The Daily Show's comfortingly hilarious coverage, and last night we got to enjoy some flowers and no-laundry again without having to relive the agony of that whole skunk debacle.
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Tags: George W. Bush, Jon Stewart, Kanye West, Matt Lauer, Oprah Winfrey, The Daily Show, Video
This morning, on The Today Show, a great American hero stared down his greatest nightmare — somebody whom he has never met saying something mean about him — and emerged victorious…
No human being should ever have to endure such hurtful opinions coming from a borderline insane person — least of all a person whose whimsies had the potential to alter millions of peoples' lives — so, you've really got to respect Bush for allowing this incident to be considered water over the levees.
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Look, I almost feel silly to be writing about this right now, because it's so normal and boring and not-southern-gothic-nightmare-material-that-could-very-easily-have-been-in-a-Faulkner-novel that I kind of don't know why I'm mentioning it. But, you know, it's kind of a slow news day, so what the hey.
Former President George W. Bush is the man he is today because his mother — former First Lady Barbara Bush — presented him as a child with the inchoate partially-formed body of his prenatal sibling in a glass jar. Yawn…
George W. Bush's pro-life stance solidified when he was a teenager in Texas — after his mother suffered a devastating miscarriage and showed him the fetus in a jar, the former president said in an extraordinary interview that airs tonight.
"She said to her teenage kid, 'Here's the fetus,' " the shockingly candid Bush told NBC's Matt Lauer, gesturing as if he were holding the jar during the TV chat, a DVD of which The Post exclusively obtained.
"There's no question that affected me, a philosophy that we should respect life," said the former president, who had to drive his distraught mother to the hospital at the time.
I suppose it might also partially explain his aversion to raspberry beef jerky preserves.
Tags: Abortion, Babies, Barbara Bush, George W. Bush, Health, Matt Lauer
Hey, look at this. It's John McCain doing something that sorta looks kind of like answering a direct question from Matt Lauer about his mavericky choice of running mate last year…
Here's the best (and maverickiest) part…
Was it true, Lauer asked, that the vetting of Sarah Palin was so woefully inadequate that no one from the campaign traveled to Alaska to interview her husband or any of her political opponents?
"I wouldn't know," McCain said.
Mavericky, man. I can dig it. Regular square old non-mavericks pay attention to boring stuff like a running mate's mental stability, political acumen and if they have ties to fringe ring-wing secessionist groups. Non-non-mavericks like John McCain, Sarah Palin and me have better things to worry about, like new and exciting ways to squeeze the word "maverick" into sentences.
You anti-mavericks wouldn't understand.
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