Patrick Stewart slams Rand Paul and Rob Ford: ‘Comedians’ with bad material

By David Ferguson
Friday, November 8, 2013 11:29 EDT
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In an interview with Jon Stewart of “The Daily Show,” actor Patrick Stewart said on Thursday that ultimately, tea party Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) and Toronto mayor Rob Ford aren’t actually politicians, but comedians with really bad script-writers.

“An idea has occurred to me,” said the actor — who is beloved to many “Star Trek: The Next Generation” fans as Capt. Jean-Luc Picard — to host Jon Stewart.

“You used the word ‘funny’ about some of these politicians we’ve been looking at,” he continued, “like Rand Paul and the guy in Toronto. Maybe they are not politicians, maybe they are actually comedians but they have bad script writers. Think about it.”

Jon Stewart responded, “Can I tell you what you just did there, Professor X? You just blew my fucking mind.”

Watch the video, embedded below via Comedy Central:

David Ferguson
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David Ferguson is an editor at Raw Story. He was previously writer and radio producer in Athens, Georgia, hosting two shows for Georgia Public Broadcasting and blogging at Firedoglake.com and elsewhere. He is currently working on a book.
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