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Meet The Trickler and Prof. Kvetch: Jon Stewart’s Superheroes of the New Debt Committee (Video)

Meet The Trickler and Prof. Kvetch: Jon Stewart’s Superheroes of the New Debt Committee (Video)

The Senate’s new Super Committee apparently has incredible powers to manage that nagging debt problem. Jon Stewart identifies the comics-ready cast, including: Harry Reid, The Senator Drone, with a superpowered bow tie; Chuck Schumer, Prof. Kvetch, “drowning out opponents with his supersonic whine,” and Old-Man Man John McCain.

He rounds out this clip by showing news reports about a poll that says Americans think members of Congress have been acting like “spoiled children.” True enough, but that says more about the categories those poll-creators amuse themselves with than it does about the debt wrangling. Why not ask if we think they’re acting like professional wrestlers, posturing and roaring for the cameras, only to tiptoe away to their dressing rooms afterwards?

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