Jon Stewart Says Farewell to Weinergate

The Daily Show host weighs in on New York's special election

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Last night, after wringing one more decent segment out of Dick Cheney as Darth Vader, Jon Stewart returned to Weinergate again. On Tuesday, New York's ninth congressional district voted in a Republican, Bob Turner, to occupy Anthony Weiner's seat. It was the first time in 88 years that the GOP had won the district. And Stewart didn't seem too surprised: he spent the next few minutes pointing out that Democrat David Weprin was a "weak" candidate that had little backing. (Former New York mayor Ed Koch even robocalled for Turner, he notes.) Which was all build-up for one last joke about Weiner, his former roommate: "The Great Depression couldn't wrest the seat from their hands, World War II, the Red Scare, even the Reagan Revolution, the only thing powerful enough to drive a wedge between the Democratic party and their constituents..." You know what happens next:

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