Mild Ridicule Is Better Than No Ridicule At All

Barack Obama was a figure of fun on last night’s Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Stewart ridiculed–very mildly–Obama’s “Presidential” seal and his flip-flop on accepting public financing for his general election campaign. My favorite moment is when Steward assures his audience that it’s OK to laugh at Obama:

Not the sort of full-throated ridicule we might wish, but a step in the right direction.

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