That is wise advice from the former host of “The Daily Show” Jon Stewart. He appeared at the 10th Annual “Stand Up For Heroes,” an event held by the Bob Woodruff Foundation and the New York Comedy Festival that helps support veterans and their families. He opened the event with a 15 minute monologue about the presidential race that gave evidence to why we miss his knife sharp wit. Here is a partial transcript of his remarks and a YouTube video of the last five minutes in which Jon relates a Twitter battle with Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump aka #F*ckFaceVonClownstick.
“To be here tonight with you guys, my heroes, on the eve of the last American election is so exciting,”
“I’m not in the game anymore. I’m not as much of a political analyst… but if I could ask you a question that I’ve been saying to my television, it’s ‘What the [expletive deleted]? What the [expletive deleted] is going on? What is happening?!'”
“I thought when a guy got off a bus and says, ‘I’m going to grab her on the [expletive deleted],’ then okay, we’re done. The election is over,” Stewart said to big laughs. “Usually that is a signifier that we don’t have to pay attention anymore.”
“Then the FBI jumps in, and all of a sudden there’s a whole new thing… and then it goes back to Anthony Weiner?” Stewart said perplexed. “This is insane… as a writer, honestly, the first woman president and she’s taken down by Bush and Weiner, like, that’s just bad writing.”
“Dude, you live in a tower with your name on it in gold,” Stewart said about Trump’s claims that the system was rigged against him. “How well would you be doing if the man wasn’t keeping you down?”
Vote wisely this November 8th. The country you save may be your own.