McCain talked about how, as the Democratic primary continues, he has been out there “raising money” and “doing townhall meetings,” to which Stewart replied:
So that still happens, even when the news media doesn’t report?
What does the news media report? Well, The Trail blog at the Washington Post notes:
The senator seemed at ease throughout the two-part interview, pretending to walk off at one point and, during a commercial break, urging Stewart to eject members of his traveling press who were seated in the audience’s front row. (Stewart let them stay.)
Oh, that McCain. He has a way with the press, doesn’t he? (Or is it, he has his way with the press)?
Meanwhile, I didn’t think McCain seemed so “at ease” (am I projecting? Maybe I was just a little uneasy or maybe he just seemed at little too at ease?) when he was giggling about the question he received at a town hall meeting from the “very attractive young woman wearing a t-shirt that said, ‘John McCain doesn’t represent me’ or ‘John McCain doesn’t represent my views’ or something.”
STEWART: What did she say?
McCAIN: She said [giggle], why did I want to discriminate against women [giggle, giggle]?
Liz Cox Barrett is a freelance writer and graphic designer in Kalispell, Montana. She worked as a newspaper journalist in Denver and Kalispell for 20 years.