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West Virginia election coverage drives Jon Stewart to drink
David Edwards and Mike Sheehan
Published: Thursday May 15, 2008

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Jon Stewart wonders aloud on The Daily Show: How did Sen. Hillary Clinton beat Sen. Barack Obama so easily in West Virginia's Democratic primary? Was it the state's "working-class base?" The Clintons' hard campaigning? Stewart suggests that something else was clearly at work as he airs clips of West Virginia voters referring to racial troubles and Obama's middle name Hussein.

Continuing the levity, Stewart shows Clinton appealing for donations at a campaign stop. Mocks Stewart, "Hear me now, poor working-class white people of West Virginia: show me the money! I understand your pain, I myself am $20 million in debt."

In another clip, Clinton campaign manager Terry McAuliffe and MSNBC's Chris Matthews try one-upping each other after a Clinton speech. Stewart dons a hunting cap, grabs a jug, and says, "It looks like we got ourselves an old-fashioned West Virginia Douche Off!" before airing more jabs between McAuliffe and Matthews set to banjo music.

This video is from Comedy Central's The Daily Show, broadcast May 14, 2008.


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