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Stewart labels filibuster-happy Bunning ‘Kentucky crazy person’

By Sahil Kapur
Tuesday, March 2, 2010 9:17 EDT
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Sen. Jim Bunning (R-KY) has been a media target all week for his insistence on single-handedly blocking an extension of unemployment benefits for Americans across the country. So naturally, it was only a matter of time before Jon Stewart took aim.

Stewart introduced him as the “former Major league pitcher and long-time Kentucky crazy person, Sen. Jim Bunning.” He said Bunning is “currently serving his final term before leaving the Senate to spend more time obstructing his family’s progress.”

Comparing Bunning to a father objecting to his son ordering pizza on his birthday, Stewart said, “You hear that unemployed people in the middle  of one of the worst recessions  in history? No 30 day extension until we balance the federal  budget to Jim Bunning’s liking!”

Bunning was yesterday assailed by the DNC, who said after his outburst at a reporter that he should spend more time defending jobs rather than a senators-only elevator.

The following video is from Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, Mon. March 1.

 
 
 
 
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