Last night on The Daily Show, Jon Stewart introduced a new segment targeting Sanford Weill, former CEO of Citigroup. With a little help from his undermining writers, the segment was called "Jon Stewart fingers some a**holes and then gives them a vigorous tongue-lashing." (!) Weill is seen telling CNBC that he wanted to reenact the Glass-Steagall act, which separates commercial banking from investment banking. Stewart says its repeal in 1999 led to the financial debacle of the 2000s. But Stewart points out that Weill wrote in his autobiography that he had lobbied Congress "intensively for months to overturn it." "Oh right!" Stewart said as he spit. "It was you!"
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