With Jon Stewart and Ed Helms
are now joined with Ed Helms who actually attended the speech in question. Thank
you very much for joining us. Now you were at the speech, first of all welcome
back from New Mexico.
you, Jon. I'll tell 'ya, you can't beat that New Mexico weather in
August...seriously, you can't.beat.it.it.will.defeat.you.
thoughts on this idea of signing a loyalty oath into a politician's speech...
the signing of this so-called "Loyalty Oath" turned the Vice
President's public appearance into an event whose cost of admission was
unconditional loyalty into the administration's own cynical P.R. game. A move I
for one wholeheartedlysupport!
sorry, uh...the way you described actually made it sound like it was a bad thing
that maybe the Republicans have
overstepped their boundaries.
they have, Jon. They've turned the campaign whistle-stop into nightmarish
Orwellian dystopia of forced conformity--a dystopia that has my complete and
made you sign the oath, didn't they?
had me by the balls, Jon. I had to get in, I couldn't cover the speech from the
parking lot. Honestly, I can't even say I regret signing it.
I had to sign a second oath swearing that I was glad I signed the first oath.
do they do that? Wouldn't you rather have undecided voters at your event?
That way you would have a chance to convince them?
the purpose of a modern campaign is not to persuade . It's to be
videotaped in front of a large group of people who are already persuaded. They
love him, why don't I?. It's a time-tested strategy, Jon. Nothing convinces
people like ... convinced people!
you support this?
support it wholeheartedly!
it was just a piece of paper....you signed it...
(voice breaks) They had my parents!
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