We have talked a lot about how Stephen Colbert is a champion of food reform. And you might think we left Jon Stewart out of the equation.
Well, we have because while Stewart is also a champion of food reform, he hasn't done much lately. When was the last time you saw Stewart with pancake and sausage on a stick or baconnaise or the two together at once?
But Stewart did step up on Wednesday with his take on the food safety bill. And you won't be disappointed to find that there are several food props, including hot dogs and Spaghetti O's.
Stewart's take was thorough — from the list of foods that had been recalled in the last few years to Tom Coburn's rantings on the Senate floor to the potential "blue slip" that may endanger the bill due to the Senate's putting in revenue sources.
There was even some Glenn Beck sightings in the montages. Glenn Beck is none too happy we have a FDA in the first place. Clearly, Glenn Beck has never read "The Jungle."
In Glenn Beck's words about the food safety bill: "They control your food. They control you ... This is about control, and in the end, starvation."
Don't worry, Glenn, we won't starve. We just want safer food. This bill — if it passes — will help a lot, but it won't cure everything. And there will still be plenty of food, albeit safer, for Glenn Beck.