The Jon Stewart Post

BILL O’REILLY: You actually have an influence on this presidential election. That is scary.
JON STEWART: If that were so, that would be quite frightening.
BILL O’REILLY: But it is. It’s true. I mean, you’ve got stoned slackers watching your dopey show every night, OK, and they can vote.

Read the whole transcript at Wonkette.

Meanwhile, Stereogum literary correspondant Kevan Choset reports from Jon Stewart’s book signing at Borders last night…

I got there at about 6 to try to beat the crowds and was one of the first twenty people on line, right up there with the die-hards, who were all stereotypical crazy liberals. The woman behind me kept talking about how she’s been on federal watch lists “ever since I got my picture taken with Michael Moore 12 years ago.” For the two hours we waited on line, the one topic of conversation was George Bush and how stupid/horrible/misguided/evil he is. I tried to tune all that out and sit there and read the book.

At 8:00 on the dot Jon came out (I’ve gotta give him credit – having been to a lot of these things, I can say that’s it’s pretty rare for someone of his celebrity caliber to actually show up on time).

By the way, the book’s hysterical.

On a related note Gothamist informs about this fun Q&A with the Daily Show ringleader:

Time: Writing a book is so retro. Shouldn’t you be blogging or something?
Jon Stewart: I can’t. It’s too hip. Then I’d have to get a BlackBerry, and I’m wired in, and next thing you know, I’m at a Black-Eyed Peas concert with a crack problem. I just can’t go down that road.

Does anyone NOT like Jon Stewart? I’m talking present-day Jon Stewart … not the You Wrote It, You Watch It crap (even though I loved it at the time).

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