Huckabee believes 'our heaven is duck hell,' jokes Stewart
The Daily Show's "Cluster @#fuck to the White House" segment for Monday focused on the Republican presidential candidates' appearances before the National Rifle Association last week.
"No candidate came with more baggage than Rudy Giuliani," Jon Stewart said before playing an old clip of the former New York mayor criticizing the NRA's opposition to a ban on assault weapons. "Now that Giuliani's running for national office, he's pro-gun. Hard stance to reconcile. I only hope some event occurred between then and now that he could say caused him to rethink his position."
"I also think that there have been subsequent intervening events," Giuliani told the NRA, "September 11, which cast somewhat of a different light on the Second Amendment."
"And while what he just said doesn't seem to make any sense whatsoever with regard to the events of September 11," commented Stewart, "it does speak to the tragedy that is 9/11 Tourette's. 'Won't you 9/11 help us 9/11, because 9/11 is a terrible 9/11 to 9/11?'"
Stewart's remark was a reference to Tourette's syndrome, a genetic disability which causes nervous tics and results in a small percentage of sufferers inserting random obscenities into their sentences.
Stewart turned next to a clip of Governor Mike Huckabee gushing enthusiastically, "I'm pretty sure there will be duck-hunting in heaven and I can't wait!"
"Are you saying our heaven is duck hell?" asked Stewart. "Is there any place a duck can go to not get shot? ... Governor, your mix of spiritualism and blood lust intrigues me."
Stewart then concluded with Huckabee reminiscing, "Somehow the angels took that bullet and went right to the antelope, and my hunt was over in a wonderful way."
The following video is from Comedy Central's The Daily Show, broadcast on September 24.