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Thoughts from a Yellow Dog Democrat living in Olympia, in the great BLUE state of Washington

I am a liberal because it is the political philosophy of freedom and equality. And I am a progressive because it is the political path to a better future. And I am a Democrat because it is the political party that believes in freedom, equality and progress. -- Digby

Friday, March 13, 2009

My Hero -- Jon Stewart

Wikipedia describes "Court Jesters" as
In societies where freedom of speech was not recognized as a right, the court jester - precisely because anything he said was by definition "a jest" and "the uttering of a fool" - could speak frankly on controversial issues in a way in which anyone else would have been severely punished for...Jesters could also give bad news to the King that no-one else would dare deliver. The best example of this is in 1340 when the French fleet was destroyed at the Battle of Sluys by the English. Phillippe VI's jester told him the English sailors: "Don't even have the guts to jump into the water like our brave French."

Jesters told truth to power and were also our heroes.

Jon Stewart is our modern day Jester. He started with "Crossfire"


Stewart then moved on to Wolf Blitzer:


There have been more but last night was genius!

He is in the truest sense of the word our best Court Jester!

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