"More notoriety"
Great Falls Tribune
November 9, 2002 


TV 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.

It 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.

Stewart observed that for a Montana politician being seen as a homosexual apparently is worse than being "a government-bilking thief."

The 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 Bob Kelleher.


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