viewers nationwide got a peek at Montana's colorful U.S. Senate
race on election night, when Jon Stewart of Comedy Central's
"Daily Show" aired a seven-minute segment on Sen. Max Baucus'
successful re-election bid.
started with a look at the Democrats' infamous hairdresser commercial,
the ad that GOP challenger Mike Taylor used as an excuse to
suspend his campaign, saying the ad's real purpose was to portray
him as gay.
observed that for a Montana politician being seen as a homosexual
apparently is worse than being "a government-bilking thief."
segment went on to feature interviews with the race's blue candidate,
Libertarian Stan Jones (whose skin had turned blue thanks to
an overdose of a dietary supplement), and Green Party candidate
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