Jon Stewart: Leave Hank Williams Jr. Alone!!! (VIDEO)

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October 5, 2011 6:08 a.m.

Jon Stewart isn’t the least bit surprised that by Hank Williams Jr.’s harsh words on Fox and Friends this week, where the country music superstar compared President Obama to Adolf Hitler.

“Frankly, I’m surprised he didn’t punctuate his Obama-Hitler metaphor with, ‘I mean, shiiiiit,'” Stewart said on Tuesday. … “When he talks, I can smell the Jack Daniels on his breath from the television.”But ESPN pulled Williams’ Monday Night Football song over the controversial remark. To which Stewart responded, “Have you met him?”

“Don’t act all, ‘oh my goodness,’ when he says something down home and gritty,” Stewart said. “That’s what he’s there for.”

Williams has since apologized, saying the analogy was “extreme,” but he was using it to make a point.

Watch the video:

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