Last Wednesday, March 26, was christened (by us) the first Unofficial Political Corruption Day, because of the slew of politicians who had run-ins with the FBI. On The Daily Show last night, Jon Stewart pointed out that while some scandals get all the attention (Chris Christie's Bridgegate), there's plenty of corruption to go around.
Stewart began the show with a check-in on Christie's George Washington Bridge scandal (complete with a #CancelColbert shout-out), but, well, things in New Jersey are going about how you'd expect them to: The report Christie himself commissioned just happened to exonerate him completely, placing all blame on his lackeys. Of course. Let's move on.
Thankfully, while the Christie scandal continues to be stymied by Christie the person, "Democrats across the country have been providing delicious corruption-y goodness to tide us over."
First, there is Assemblyman Bill Scarborough in Queens, NY, who had FBI agents raid his "home, his offices, and a hotel room he uses." Well, there's your first problem. "They raided 'a hotel room he uses?' That's a bit of a tell, crime-wise," Stewart said. And then Scarborough, defending himself, claimed that he'd only seen a small sample of what the FBI confiscated, and "based on that small sample, I think [the charges are] very refutable." Right, but just wait until you see the whole sample. "Because there is so much that I have done that they didn't mention, the actual scale of my crimes is shocking," Stewart quipped as Scarborough.