After seeing how well feelings and hunches worked out in that landslide of the election, Republicans are now putting the Petraeus scandal to the same test. And just like the election, Jon Stewart is here to crush those feelings. Let's be honest, this Petraeus scandal is like a weird, twisty hyrdra of a scandal that now involves another general, and more emails, and shirtless things. It's simply ridiculous. But Republican pundits can't leave well enough alone and are more than happy to pin all kinds of tasty conspiracy theories like how this thing could have killed President Obama's reelection or that Petraeus's resignation is just one tangent of an elaborate Benghazi cover up. And of course, that type of stuff provides the foundation of a really good Daily Show segment:
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