Magnificent in its relentless awfulness, starting with the bad satellite hook-up and proceeding downhill from there, as Stewart once again demonstrates his capacity to eschew tough questions and instead “sniff the throne” of a Democratic presidential candidate who’s in his hot seat. (I know, I know, he’s “just a comedian.”) Not even an attack from the left here, mind you — nothing on her Iraq vote, nothing on the occasional racial nuance to bubble out of the Clinton camp vis-a-vis Obama. Didn’t they think to feed her even a few one-liners, the way Letterman always does?

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