— Domani Spero
“Is there a rule ambassadors can’t have set foot in the countries they are going to ambassador? Would it ruin the surprise?” Jon Stewart asked with sort of a straight face. Then he did double jabs on the corrupt practice of awarding ambassadorships to political donors and bundlers. This was funny sad, really — well, maybe more sad than funny for Mr. Stewart’s subjects. If you missed the laughs, see below:
Yeah, bet you didn’t know that Iceland cost more than Argentina in the ambo sweeps. Sure, Argentina has horses, wine, and tango, but Iceland has Westeros, folks.
In any case, Congress must have gotten tired of laughing. The last time we checked, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee only had the audio up on its website for the latest confirmation hearings. We hope this was because of the snow that week or some glitch and nothing like the remove the Marine Corps Times from the newsstands sort of thing. Because that would not be cool.
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- Senator John McCain’s “No More Questions” at the Senate Confirmation Hearing Gets a GIF (diplopundit.net)
- Jon Stewart: The ambassador racket is so corrupt, why not send Sean Hannity to Russia? (rawstory.com)