Despite my better efforts to learn nothing about serious issues that actually affect people’s lives, I couldn’t help hearing something about Great Britain’s elections. Like, they had them, or something?
Anyway, last night’s episode of “The Daily Show” addressed the issue in the only way that could keep my attention: with dogs in hats and cats in wigs. As our tweedy neighbor decides on a new prime minister, the “Daily Show’s” British correspondent John Oliver offered up Sir Winston Furchill (above) and Margaret Scratcher (inset) as possible alternatives to run the country. Oliver didn’t like Scratcher’s chances, but I think she’d be a fine prime minis-purr.
That’s all right, I was leaving anyway. Watch for yourself below. The clip starts out pretty slowly but picks up when Oliver joins Jon Stewart at about the 2:30 mark.