The outlandish nature of this year’s Senate campaign ads, Daily Show host Jon Stewart said on Wednesday, would distort the image of politics to anybody visiting from another planet.
“If aliens came down to earth and watched our political ads, they would think the Senate was an adult summer camp competition, or some six-year pass to Dave & Buster’s,” he said. “We got shootin’, snow machines, Friday night’s keg night — come on down to The Senate.”
Instead of focusing on policy, Stewart argued, campaign commercials in Kentucky and Alaska focused on arguments over who knows how to hold a gun or ride a snowmobile, while Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) was apparently reaching out to voters by helping college students with keg stands.
“Come on everyone, let’s do lines off my a*s,” Stewart said mockingly. “The survival of Obamacare depends on it.”
Stewart’s complaint prompted correspondent Samantha Bee to reveal that not only was she actually an extraterrestrial by the name of “Zorban 37,” but that her own civilization’s political ads were more advanced. As part of her own campaign for office, “Zorban” mocked her opponent for not owning a “photon-gyrometron” and threatening to destroy her own planet if she did not win.
“It’s really no wonder we conquered your planet in February,” she explained.
Watch Stewart and Bee’s commentary, as posted online on Wednesday, below.