Stewart Rips Senate on Goldman Grandstanding

'August' chamber uses bad words, but it's all show
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Apr 28, 2010 5:00 AM CDT

(Newser) – If senators are so torn up about Goldman Sachs ripping off consumers, why don't they do something about it instead of whining and airing their "impotent rage" on national TV? In reality, they're too busy "spending every minute kissing the asses of any wrinkled constituent with $20," snorted Jon Stewart on the Daily Show last night. Stewart ripped both Goldman execs and the "potty bus" taunts of lawmakers using naughty words yesterday at the firm's "reharranguing" at the Senate hearing.

What senators really want to know from the Goldman execs, says Stewart, is: "Are you hiring?" He points to his kind of politics in the Ukraine, where a debate in parliament yesterday erupted in fistfights and flying food. "Until the scoundrels of our economic collapse are forced to sit through hearings with umbrellas open," Stewart concludes, "I say, 'Good Day.'"

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