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Jon Stewart Explains Why Republicans Aren’t the Only Politicians Who Are Corrupt

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Posted on Feb 13, 2014
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Despite Nancy Pelosi, minority leader of the House of Representatives, personally telling the “Daily Show” host that only Republicans are swayed by money, Stewart has a few examples in the shape of ambassador nominees that prove otherwise.

For instance, isn’t it a bit strange, the pundit points out, that many of the president’s ambassador appointees have never set foot in the countries they’ll soon be diplomats in, and yet raised quite a bit a money for Obama’s campaign? Perhaps worse is that some of them don’t even know a thing about the nations, such as the nominee for China who, Stewart jokes, has at least played Chinese checkers.

—Posted by Natasha Hakimi

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