Standing in the same setting Weiner (and, somehow, Andrew Breitbart) had given press conferences the day before– though the chyron cited it as a Motel 6 in Hackensack, NJ– Stewart explained that the decision to run with material about John Edwards and Sarah Palin was all his. The deeper he got into his statement that he took “full responsibility” for the matter, he more he felt compelled to make a series of drinks, each more elaborate than the last. During one of these mini-bartending sessions, Stewart slashed his hand on some broken glass.

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