Jon Stewart: Arizona, Florida Locked In A ‘Harms Race’

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After his week off, Jon Stewart on Monday caught up with two big stories: Dick Cheney’s new heart and the investigation of Florida teen Trayvon Martin’s death.

Cheney’s heart transplant was a comedic gift for Stewart. “I can make a whole show out of that one,” he said. But the Martin shooting? Not so funny.“How is this guy (George) Zimmerman not charged with anything?” Stewart asked. It’s like “Florida and Arizona are locked in a harms race,” Stewart added.

Cable news hosts last week donned hooded sweatshirts — in honor of Martin, who was wearing a hoodie when he was shot — leading Stewart to a new game: Jedi or Sith Lord? MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry, Jedi. Current TV’s Jennifer Granholm, honorary Jedi. And Keith Olbermann? Definitely Sith Lord.

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