President Obama recently hand picked two U.S. Ambassadors to Hungary and Argentina. The selection for Argentina doesn’t speak spanish and has never set foot in Argentina while the selection for Hungary cannot name America’s interests in the region and is a soap opera actress. Josh Earnest was forced to defend this picks and it didn’t go well. Glenn cheered on Jon Stewart’s bit mocking the entire debacle.
GLENN: At least at this time, you come back to me in an hour and I might want something else. But for the time being, all we want is love, pancakes, some bacon and some syrup. That's it. That's all — hello and welcome to Friday. We're glad you're here. Let's just start with Jon Stewart, shall we? Jon Stewart was calling BS to Josh Earnest to the Hungarian ambassador. The Hungarian ambassador was a soap opera producer that has just been appointed. He was a bundler for the president. When she was in front of Congress, can you tell us anything about Hungary, and I think she probably could have gone down — well, I'm hungry right now, and I'd like some pancakes and I heard on the radio syrup and bacon.
PAT: That sounds good to me.
GLENN: She couldn't answer one thing about Hungary. And so Josh Earnest was asked, so what are her qualifications? Here's Jon Stewart.
STEWART: Yesterday it was time for the person holding Washington's worst job to have a lousier day than usual.
VOICE: Ambassador Bell has the president's confidence.
VOICE: Where does the president get that confidence?
VOICE: She certainly is somebody that is — has had her own distinguished private sector career.
VOICE: As a soap opera producer, right?
VOICE: Well, and obviously somebody who has succeeded in the business world.
STEWART: How much does that guy just want to reach over and tag out? Just give a quick one to Jay Carney, or maybe Roman Reigns or maybe one of the Usos or maybe Bray Wyatt or perhaps Bruno San Martino could — I've been watching wrestling for a very long time. Answer the questions, Earnest!
VOICE: Can you tell me the fact that she helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for the president's re-election campaign had nothing to do with her appointment? You can't say that, can you —
VOICE: I can tell you that's not the reason she was chosen. I can tell you the reason she was chosen — frankly, I was not part of this decision-making process.
STEWART: What? You can't do that. That is the greatest thing I've ever seen the president's press secretary do. His entire job, his only job, is built around trying not to go, hey, look, I just [bleep] work here.
STEWART: But that's what he did. Take it up with my supervisor! Earnest, out.
PAT: Now, it would be nice if Stewart noticed that a little more often, because it happens every day.
GLENN: It has been every single day for the last seven years.
GLENN: For the love of Pete.
GLENN: But Jon Stewart, let's give him a bone. At least once. At least once.
PAT: Nice job.
GLENN: He's found that.
PAT: She raised 2.2 million. 2.1 million for the president.
PAT: That had nothing to do with it? He's asked point-blank, you can't tell me that that had nothing do with it. And the answer was no. He couldn't say that. He couldn't even — I mean, a guy who lies every day repeatedly for a living couldn't go to that particular lie.
GLENN: We're showing pictures — on the TV network we're showing pictures of this ambassador and she's standing at like the Emmys. We've got — she says you won an Emmy.
PAT: Here's the tie — the Emmys are broadcast in Hungary.
GLENN: There you go.
PAT: You have cable in Budapest? You can watch her.