Ted Kennedy was on the Daily Show last night. Jon Stewart said of Kennedy’s appearance, that “Kennedy has something in common with Snoop Dogg as a late-night comedy show guest: they both travel with posses.” I’m not sure that there are many U.S. Senators who don’t travel with a posse these days when making public appearances…
Stewart noted that the Massachusetts Democrat brought six people with him backstage before the senator’s appearance on “The Daily Show” Thursday. Only the rap star showed up with more, he said.
“Ted Kennedy rolls like Snoop Dogg,” Stewart said.
The veteran senator, 74, made his first appearance on a late-night comedy show. He sat with Stewart on the Comedy Central show’s set to hawk his latest book, “America Back on Track.” It’s a prescription for Democrats to take back power.
While President Bush is personally “pleasant” and “charming,” Kennedy said the Bush administration has governed with the “politics of fear” ever since the 2001 terrorist attacks.
Kennedy said the greatest presidents — George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and his brother John F. Kennedy — governed by appealing to Americans’ sense of hope and can-do spirit.
“You can only play the politics of fear, I think, for too long,” he said.