The Daily Show host not only savaged the IRS for its "dog ate my emails" shtick Tuesday but tormented Hillary Clinton for pretending she's a commoner just like the rest of us. Taken together, the one-two blast gave viewers a chance to see what a fair and balanced host might look like.
More importantly, Hillary Clinton's "dead broke" gaffe is uniting the left and the right in righteous ridicule. Her unforced errors are having a cultural impact, witness Stewart's glee in demolishing her Everywoman pose.
The liberal comic began by assuring progressive viewers that President Barack Obama isn't connected to the current IRS imbroglio. Yes, there's no evidence linking Obama to the troubles at this point, but the blatant cover-up could mean ... anything, even that the Obama White House played a role in the fiasco. We just don't know, so declaring Team Obama innocent by default is a partisan ploy.