Jon Stewart skewers Rahm Emanuel over election fiasco: "A terrible record and a universally recognized abrasive personality"

"Chicago, congratulations. You Rollin Stone-d that sh*t!"

By Colin Gorenstein
Published April 9, 2015 1:40PM (EDT)
     (Comedy Central)
(Comedy Central)

How did the unanimously hated Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel just secure another term in Tuesday's runoffs ("and beat out this country's fourth most famous 'Chuy'" in the process)? Jon Stewart took a stab on Wednesday's "Daily Show."

Perhaps, Stewart speculated, it was Emanuel's "self-aware" campaign ads that sealed the deal? Nope. His warm personality? Definitely not. His work combatting high crime rates? Ha, right.

"Things are looking up! And by that, I mean the amount of money they don't have -- and crime," Stewart said.

Watch the clip below:

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Colin Gorenstein is Salon's assistant editor of internet and viral content. Follow @colingorenstein or email

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