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Jon Stewart mocks Obama again for Fast and Furious

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Politics,Beltway Confidential,Charlie Spiering

Jon Stewart featured the Fast and Furious scandal on The Daily Show last night, mocking the Obama administration for sending guns across the border to Mexican drug lords.

“So that the drug lords could shoot people? Or perhaps accidentally themselves?” Stewart asked incredulously. He then joked, “The White House was on a high after Cash for Clunkers, and this program might have just got away from them.”

Stewart noted that Holder refused to turn over documents to the House Oversight committee and joked that Holder needed the papers “to gift wrap other weapons for an exciting new prison program, ‘Christmas guns for convicts.’”

“You know, I’m sure there’s a lot of bulls**t partisan type investigations that go on on Capitol Hill to merely tie up or damage the administration, but here’s the thing.” Stewart added, “The ATF did send a bunch of guns to Mexican drug gangs. One of those guns was used to kill a U.S. border agent.”

This isn’t the first time that Stewart has given the administration grief for Fast and Furious, as my colleague Conn Carroll has noted.

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