There was an episode of the Daily Show a couple of weeks back where my good buddy, governor Rod Blagojevich of Illinois, became the butt of one of their humorous “interviews.” This one had something to do with pharmacists refusing to dispense emergency birth control pills or something like that. I thought it was quite hilarious.
For those not familiar with the way this works, the Daily Show calls prospective interviewees up, asking innocently for an interview discussing a serious topic. Of course, the Daily Show is a comedy spoof, so the “interviewer” ends up making the interviewee look like a fool by asking ridiculous questions and making off-the wall statements. Anyway, I thought that maybe I was the only one that found this one particularly noteworthy and funny, since I am a former resident of governor Rod’s state and all. However, apparently I am not alone, since it’s covered on CNN.com now.
At one point in the interview, a startled Blagojevich looked to someone off camera and said, "Is he teasing me or is that legit?"
It seems like Blago is taking it in stride though, and has somewhat of a sense of humor about the thing, which is good.
"It was going to be an interview on contraceptives ... that's all I knew about it," Blagojevich laughingly told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch in a story for Thursday's editions. "I had no idea I was going to be asked if I was 'the gay governor.' "