By now, whether you are conservative, liberal, or somewhere outside or in-between, you have surely heard of Jon Stewart. He and his cohort, Stephan Colbert, made news and history by hosting a rally for sanity in Washington, D.C. this past summer.
Recently, Stewart accused the Republicans of utter hypocrisy. On one hand, they were waving the tattered and smoking remains of the World Trade Center as a badge for their causes, but on the other hand, they refused to provide health and financial benefits to the very first responders who bravely went into the inferno to rescue the survivors of the 9/11 attacks. Jon Stewart recently devoted his final Daily Show of 2010 to highlight this alleged Republican hypocrisy. He pointed to their filibuster to block the Zadroga Act, a bill that made available over $11 billion for care and compensation of those directly affected by the 9/11 attacks.
Jon Stewart and his cohorts are truly making in-roads into affecting U.S. government policy in, what appears to be, a more mainstream direction. While the polarity of both the Republicans and Democrats seem to march inexorably further and further from each other and, thus, the generic American, one wonders whether someone like Jon Stewart is the person we need to lead the nation – or at the very least to talk some sense into our current leaders.