I don’t know where to start with this opinion column from Darrell Delamides of MarketWatch. His beef is with comedians taking center stage in the political process as if that process is somehow sacred. All you have to do is look at the quality of people in Congress and you’ll quickly see our process does not elevate the best and the brightest. While he’s concerned that too many young people get their news from the Daily Show, I’m more concerned about the people who only watch Fox. Comedy is a socially acceptable form of criticism that helps us deal with events that are important for their results but often ridiculous in their execution. Politics and comedy are forever tied at the hip.
If our politics were all milk and honey
There would be no need to be funny,
But idiocy reigns
Among the campaigns
In a process beholden to money.