by Angela Winters

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart is on top of the world. If you're like me and have been watching it since way before Indecision 2000 made them famous, you feel like a proud parent. Yes, it's real left leaning, but it's funny.

He just did an interview with The Sun Times in Chi Town. I don't think the guy can be serious for more than five minutes.

The shows new book, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents America (The Book): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction, currently #1 on and #2 on, has Jon on the road and last week that road brought him to Bill O'Reilly's show. I like The Factor most of the time; other times I want to throw a brick at television.

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Personally, I thought Bill was being a little condescending when he referred to Jon's viewers as stoned slackers. Sounded a little jealous:). He meant it as a joke and Jon took it as a joke, but Comedy Central wasn't so inclined. They spat back and I wonder if Bill will respond. I've never been stoned and I'm not a slacker and I wouldn't miss the show for anything.

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by Angela Winters

Preparation for the eagerly anticipated Presidential debates starting this evening have turned into something resembling a prenup contract. It's not surprising, considering how nasty the political environment has become, but it is disappointing. For me at least, a set of rules and stipulations 32 pages long, puts a bit of a damper on the honeymoon.

Both sides want to prevent particular styles and formats that might give their opponent an advantage or place them vulnerable to attack on issues of weakness. Sounds paranoid and insecure.

The stipulation that disturbs me the most is the one where both parties require all four debate moderators to sign an agreement to the rules.

Everyone is anxious and they want the event to be as scripted and controlled as possible. In the end, it's the viewers that suffer. No, nobody wants a Presidential debate to turn into Jerry Springer and the tone of the campaigns suggest that it isn't out of the realm of possibility. Still, they don't want a controlled commercial.

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My favorite stipulation, and the one I'll argue will have the most effect, is the temperature control. According to the GOP, Kerry is a sweater. We all noticed this during his convention speech and I for one was a little uncomfortable.

So Kerry wanted the room temperature to be kept below 70 degrees, but the Bush team fought that and Kerry backed off a bit. Now, the producer of the debate is required to "use its best efforts to maintain an appropriate temperature according to industry standards for the entire debate."

According to those same GOP sources, "Women don't like sweaters." So there you have it. Who cares about war, the economy, starving children, civil rights and the breakdown of the family unit. Sweating is unacceptable and therefore, advantage Bush.
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