Jon Stewart put former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee on the spot Monday night, playing a clip of the onetime Republican presidential candidate rocking out to a lewd Ted Nugent song to challenge his recent attacks on pop star Beyoncé.
“She doesn’t have to be vulgar to set a trend,” Huckabee said on “The Daily Show,” echoing his remarks criticizing the President for letting his daughters listen to Beyoncé’s “mental poison.”
“Do you know any parent who has a daughter that says, ‘Honey, if you make really good grades, some day when you’re 12 or 13 we’ll get you your own stripper pole?'” Huckabee asked. “Come on, Jon, we don’t do this in our culture.”
Stewart’s jaw dropped before he asked Huckabee to prepare himself for a special clip. The host cut to footage of Huckabee, plugging away on a bass, guitar backing Ted Nugent live on Fox in a performance of “Cat Scratch Fever.” The song contained such lyrics as “I make the pussy purr with the stroke of my hand.”
As “The Daily Show” audience roared, the ex-governor and former Fox host began talking about the song’s original release in 1978. He told an unconvinced Stewart that the song was an “adult song, geared for adults.”
Huckabee closed by urging the host to read his book.
“Oh, I read it,” Stewart said. “It ain’t Shakespeare.”
Watch the clip, courtesy of Comedy Central: