It’s worth watching Jon Stewart, host of “The Daily Show,” pull the rug out from under House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). Maybe it wasn’t an ambush. Maybe Stewart thought Pelosi was engaged, informed and could hold her own. Otherwise, one might think “The Daily Show” had reached new depths of cruelty.

The word blithering comes to mind, but I won’t use it.

Since Republicans constantly take hits for allegedly following talking points and lacking intellectual heft, Pelosi’s performance deserves extra attention, with no extra commentary from me lest I be accused of piling on.  Tune in.


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Ed Rogers is a contributor to the PostPartisan blog, a political consultant and a veteran of the White House and several national campaigns. He is the chairman of the lobbying and communications firm BGR Group, which he founded with former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour in 1991.