Future President Hillary Clinton may have to pardon former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton,” Jon Stewart predicted at the top of The Daily Show Wednesday night, before acting awfully disappointed at the minutia of the Hillary Clinton email controversy. “It seems like less of a scandal and more of like a nerd snap like, ‘She’s so old, she doesn’t have an official email account.”
“I think the concern there is that the aides are the ones that get to decide which emails are appropriate to be shared as opposed to an independent arbiter,” Stewart explained. “That is why Doritos doesn’t get to decide which ingredients consumers need to know about, or why you don’t get to tell the cops which pocket to search.”
But Stewart wasn’t buying the idea that Hillary’s email problem could have a negative effect on her presidential ambitions. “How?! What, do you think maybe her wrong email address-ghazi will be a big boost to her Democratic primary rival, TBD?” he asked. And since Republicans already view her and her husband as “treasonous, murdering grift-asauruses,” Stewart didn’t think it would hurt her in the general election either.
If anything, he said Clinton email trouble might help “sew up the senior vote — they can relate.”