Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Stewart skewers Alexander

It was bound to happen. Elizabeth Alexander's recitation of her inauguration poem for Barack Obama has made it to The Daily Show. And Jon Stewart isn't exactly kind. Still, it's attention. And people are talking about poetry. So that's good, right?

"So the big speech was finally over and Barack Obama called for a new American era of responsibility," Stewart says. "But one problem still remained. How do you clear 2.5 million people off the Washington Mall?"

See the answer for yourself at 6:50 into the video. And keep your eyes peeled for yet another poetry joke which begins at 1:32.

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