Jon Stewart Explains the Obama Administration's 'Random Guy' Defense

In the wake of what he is calling "Hurricane Scandy," Jon Stewart last night looked at Obama's defense strategy: sending out a random guy to Sunday morning talk shows.

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In the wake of what he is calling "Hurricane Scandy," last night Jon Stewart looked at Obama's defensive strategy: sending out a random guy to Sunday morning talk shows. Right now that guy happens to be Dan Pfieffer, a senior advisor to the president, but Stewart calls him "Kevin's older brother fromĀ Home Alone."

Pfieffer explained that the White House stays away from the IRS and the "cardinal rule is you don't get involved in independent investigations." But Stewart says: "The problem here is the gap between involved in and aware of. It's like your kids want to make dinner for you. You don't have to be involved, but you should be aware that they are doing it. Or you get stuck explaining why your house burned down."

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