Jon Stewart Can’t Believe Wacky Mississippi Ricin Case


Jon Stewart on Monday had more than a little fun with the ricin-tainted letters case in Mississippi, a story complete with an Elvis impersonator being cleared of charges and subsequently singing country on cable news and a karate instructor who is also reportedly a Wayne Newton impersonator.

“The latest developments in the ricin investigation can be summed up with what is possibly my favorite sentence ever uttered in relation to a possible deadly terrorist incident,” Stewart said, referring to an ABC story. “Authorities have switched their focus from the Elvis impersonator to a karate instructor,” the story reported.“That is the answer to the most fucked up game of Clue ever,” Stewart said. “The karate instructor did it with the ricin in the breakfast nook.”

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