So, we've all heard the news that The Daily Show will be traveling down to merry old Washington DC in October to cover the midterm elections. But did you know that this isn't the first time Jon Stewart et al have done that?
Fun fact: The Daily Show previously covered midterm elections from "The City of Supernumerous 7th Streets," as it is affectionately called, back in October of 2002. Need proof? Here's a highlight from that very trip…
Half Way to the White House
Need more proof? (Man, you are unhealthily skeptical.) You can find a whole collection of similar highlights from The Daily's Indecision 2002 coverage from Washington DC after the jump.
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Tags: Ed Helms, John Edwards, Jon Stewart, Midterms, Mo Rocca, Pat Buchanan, Rob Corddry, Stephen Colbert, The Daily Show, Video, Washington DC
* Lame duck sessions suck. But maybe if they were stuffed inside a chicken and a turkey… And then all wrapped up in bacon… Oh, that's the spot.
* Basil at IMAO: Bail out the Big Three up north or build a fence around the South to keep all the unemployed Democrats out.
* Mo Rocca: Who would make a better teacher for the Obama girls: Mrs. Garrett or Edna Krabappel?
* Asking, telling: Still frowned upon by upcoming Obama administration.
* 23/6's Lee Camp: Ten questions that must be asked of Barack Obama before he's sworn in.
* Saxby Chambliss is camera shy.
* Al Franken closing in on Norm Coleman, according to Franken's personal brand of math.
* SNL looking for an actual black guy to play the kind of black guy.
Tags: Al Franken, Auto Industry, Barack Obama, Economy, Election Day, IMAO, LGBT, Malia Obama, Minnesota, Mo Rocca, Norm Coleman, Patton Oswalt, Pork Barrel, Sasha Obama, Saturday Night Live, Saxby Chambliss
Such is politics. One week, you're one of the two most influential men on the planet, battling valiently for control of the country…
And the next, you're giving free cupcakes to Mo Rocca back stage at the Tonight Show…
To be fair, it's refreshing to see McCain back to consorting with a more respectable class of people again.
Tags: John McCain, Mo Rocca, Tonight Show
Barack Obama and John McCain have both been aggressively courting the Latino vote, which is no wonder, when you consider Mo Rocca's Nostradamus-like prediction that, if the percentage of Latino voters continues to grow at the rate it was growing at in 2000, they will constitute 160% of the voting population by 2016.
Tags: Al Gore, Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Immigration, John McCain, Jon Stewart, Mo Rocca, The Daily Show