Jon Stewart takes down Sarah Palin

As the former Alaska governor waxes hypocritical, the "Daily Show" host's sympathy wanes

Published January 19, 2011 12:20PM (EST)

On last night's "Daily Show," Jon Stewart mulled over Sarah Palin's appearance on the Sean Hannity show on which the former governor shared her feelings of being a victim in the wake of the Arizona shootings. She wasn't a victim of the attack, but rather, as usual, another "gotcha" moment seized by the left wing media.

Why doesn't this make sense? Stewart's hypothesis:

Is it possible governor that you have become a lightning rod less for your clarity of vision but more for your ability to turn any criticism of you into persecution of you -- while still very casually being able to dismiss a pretty large portion of America?

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