JON STEWART  11:33 am June 4, 2008

‘Terry? How Do You Do That?’

by Sara K. Smith

Jon Stewart marvels at Terry McAuliffe’s fantastical refusal to confront reality. “Kiss my ass, Barack,” Terry says, and a bunch of other comical things. Will Terry McAuliffe look back on these last days of the campaign and feel ashamed of his terrible buffoonery? Probably not, because he will be drunk on Puerto Rican rum. [The Daily Show]

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edgydrifter June 4, 2008 at 11:40 am

“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.” Terry, meet Joseph. Joseph, meet Terry. The two of you should get along like peas in a pod.

metropolitan June 4, 2008 at 11:40 am

hey, hillary won, let terry mcauliffe enjoy his day in the sun.
if they let obama join the ticket as VP i’m sure terry will apologize for any nasty comments he might have made to make the new guy feel allright.

AngryBlakGuy June 4, 2008 at 11:40 am

…I think the DNC should start support groups for Hill-tards, they should be based on AA meetings!

“Hello my name is Harriet Christian and I’m a Hillary supporter”

wallythepug June 4, 2008 at 11:42 am

Terry will soon be moving to Mexico to run a taco stand.

NotUrEvryDayWEzl June 4, 2008 at 11:43 am

Later in the same show, David Sedaris was talking about his new book, When You Are Engulfed in Flames. A must read for the Hilz campaign, especially Terry, after their meth lab blows up.

sweetladyirony June 4, 2008 at 11:43 am

If I ever get fired from my job and evicted on the same day, I really want some stock of whatever he’s on- he makes failure look so zesty and fun!

ManchuCandidate June 4, 2008 at 11:44 am

Terry downs some Drinks
Baacardi Gold makes him say
Kiss my ass Barack

Sussemilch June 4, 2008 at 11:44 am

Because we need a winning candidate who’s losing to handle a mission accomplished that failed.

AngryBlakGuy June 4, 2008 at 11:45 am

…I don’t know who I hate more at this point: Terry “Over Exaggerator” McCauliffe, Harold “Disingenuous” Ickes or Mark “I have my own gravitational field” Penn!?!? I think all of them should be beaten with a foot long dildo!!!

WonksRunAmuck June 4, 2008 at 11:49 am

“What about Hillary?” Yes, Terry…what ABOUT Hillary?

ReelectTilden June 4, 2008 at 11:50 am

[re=6477]wallythepug[/re]: There’s always money in the taco stand?

Weasel June 4, 2008 at 11:51 am

Happier than you and me.

Johnny_Zhivago June 4, 2008 at 11:51 am

Settlement Agreement:

- Hillary gets a seat on the Supreme Court or Ambassadorship to any country with a population less than 10 million
- Chelsea gets a White House wedding
- Everyone who donated to the campaign gets a coupon good for a free meal at Burger King, with the purchase of an equal or more expensive meal.
- Bill gets to go on an extended eight year USO tour with NFL cheerleaders

Darehead June 4, 2008 at 11:52 am

“‘What is optimism?’, said Cacambo. ‘Alas!’ said Candide, ‘it is the mania of maintaining that everything is well when we are wretched.’”

Voltaire, _Candide_, Chapter 19

choinski June 4, 2008 at 11:53 am

You see, when I saw him doing that for the first time I thought, “Gee, does Jon Stewart really supply his guests with Coke in the greenroom? “

Godless Liberal * June 4, 2008 at 11:53 am

I could accept this if he were just touting the official campaign line. And, you know, he is because he hasn’t written a new line yet. But I’m beginning to think he seriously believes what he is saying, and that is the saddest thing ever.

Last night when he was pumping up the crowd before Hillary spoke, he actually introduced her (an hour after she was the one who didn’t clinch the nomination) as the next President of the United States. And he did it without a trace of irony. I want to know how he did it.

Lascauxcaveman June 4, 2008 at 11:54 am

[re=6481]ManchuCandidate[/re]: Hillary failure haiku? Have I been missing out on a new meme?

madirishman June 4, 2008 at 12:04 pm

Sounds like McAuliffe took my advice and chugged that bottle of Bacardi. The fact that he’s still conscious (and raving like a lunatic), however, indicates a high tolerance brought about by raging alcoholism. The man is obviously suffering from psychotic dementia. Somebody get this man into detox–fast!

DoctorCulturae June 4, 2008 at 12:05 pm

This is all about bullying the context. What a great thing for a statesperson to do. Imagine how the next great leaders will be respectful of collectively decided democratic processes. Imagine how young people will idealize this process. Imagine how women who follow will have to deal with this kind of divine-right bullying. Gore “won” the popular vote too, but he didn’t squat in his office as VP and say no, you need to respect the people who voted for me. McAuliffe is Harold Hill in Music Man teaching us by the think method. This is a public passive aggressive tsunami of emotional blackmail. Note McA’s sigh after Stewart says “masks a huge sadness.” It was the only real moment in the interview.

ManchuCandidate June 4, 2008 at 12:07 pm

I hope not. Just expanding my repertoire. A man can not snark on “pithy” comments and song parodies alone.

DoctorCulturae June 4, 2008 at 12:08 pm

Also, they gotcha-ed AP with the contradictory stories to maintain the narrative that the MSM is against them. “See, you got that wrong too.” I”m telling you, they got more up their sleeve. Barry’s got to watch his back.

General_Tso June 4, 2008 at 12:09 pm

Hillary’s camp keeps saying they won the popular vote — that argument really worked out great for President Gore… oh, wait…

MoodProcessor June 4, 2008 at 12:12 pm

The next Hillary Supporters Anonymous meeting, Mondale Hall, St. Jude’s CS:

Newb – “Hi, my name is Chels….um, I mean, Shelly. My mom, I mean my friend’s mom, is Hillary Clinton.”

Group, “Hi Shelly.”

Shelly, “Please don’t tell my friend’s mom I was here.”

Guy in back, “We like your hair.”

roundofapplause June 4, 2008 at 12:15 pm

I am reminded of the Black night in Monty Python’s Search for the Holy Grail

MoodProcessor June 4, 2008 at 12:15 pm


Bacardi and coke
Burn my throat and my sinus
Somebody shoot me

Lord Humungus June 4, 2008 at 12:23 pm

So I missed Morning Joe this morning. Did Terry get tanked with Mika? I mean, more than he already was?

shortsshortsshorts June 4, 2008 at 12:26 pm

So when will Barry finally throw in the towel?

CthuNHu June 4, 2008 at 12:27 pm

[re=6491]Godless Liberal *[/re]: Sub-par actors study their lines when they’re given a role, so they know what to say.

Run-of-the-mill actors study the character’s motivation, so they know how to act.

McAuliffe undergoes an absolute religious conversion to the core belief system of whatever character he’s assigned that morning. From the grave, Stanislavsky bows to him.

thursdaynext27 June 4, 2008 at 12:30 pm

Watching the trainwreck on TDS last night, I came up with another reason why HRC shouldn’t be president: ‘Chief of Staff Terry McAuliffe.’

This man shouldn’t allowed anywhere near the White House.

fem June 4, 2008 at 12:42 pm

[re=6555]thursdaynext27[/re]: Obviously shooting for Press Secretary.

edgydrifter June 4, 2008 at 12:42 pm

Believe it or not
he’s lying on air
never thought he could fib so easily

Lying away
on a wing and a prayer
Who could it be?
Believe it or not–Hillary!

Cicada June 4, 2008 at 12:48 pm

Maybe Hilz should stay in ’till Denver, just so we can watch McAuliffe, Ickes, et al get loonier and loonier. They could start their own streaming webcast and call it “Schadenfreund TV”.

edgydrifter June 4, 2008 at 1:04 pm

I should have included this in my last post. Dude even looks the part:

Terry McAuliffe

Tawmn June 4, 2008 at 1:11 pm

This is that river in Egypt.

Tits_LaRue June 4, 2008 at 1:23 pm

I think the problem here is: not enough rum.

shitty pitty June 4, 2008 at 2:04 pm

I always thought he was kind of a douche but I can’t help but wanna do shots with this guy now. Damn you Daily Show, you make these tools look so … human.

Gopherit v2.0 June 4, 2008 at 2:11 pm

Boy, if this is his denial phase, can’t wait to see the fireworks during the anger.

Walnuts! June 4, 2008 at 2:18 pm

Baghdad Bob is back!

Sasquatch June 4, 2008 at 4:22 pm

What a deluded windbag.

Tzepish June 4, 2008 at 6:53 pm

[re=6474]metropolitan[/re]: Wow, who knew Terry himself was a Wonkette reader?

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