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    ST. LOUIS — Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich wasn't in on the joke. Blagojevich says he didn't realize "The Daily Show" was a comedy spoof of the news when he sat down for an interview that ended up poking fun at the sometimes-puzzled Democratic governor.

    "It was going to be an interview on contraceptives ... that's all I knew about it," Blagojevich laughingly told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch in a story for Thursday's editions. "I had no idea I was going to be asked if I was 'the gay governor.'"

    The interview focused on his executive order requiring pharmacies to fill prescriptions for emergency birth control.

    Interviewer Jason Jones pretended to stumble over Blagojevich's name before calling him "Governor Smith." He urged Blagojevich to explain the contraception issue by playing the role of "a hot 17-year-old" and later asked if he was "the gay governor."

    At one point in the interview, a startled Blagojevich looked to someone off camera and said, "Is he teasing me, or is that legit?"

    The segment, which aired two weeks ago, also featured Illinois Republican Rep. Ron Stephens, a pharmacist who opposes the governor's rule. Stephens has said he knew the show was a comedy.

    "I thought the governor was hip enough that he would have known that, too," Stephens said.
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    and these are the people that help run our country.
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    I am always amazed at how many of those "mock" interviewees have no idea they're being punked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sisca
    and these are the people that help run our country.
    I dunno Sisca, I'm a little comforted knowing politicians don't have their finger on the pulse of pop culture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by te5150
    I dunno Sisca, I'm a little comforted knowing politicians don't have their finger on the pulse of pop culture.
    Yeah, me too. TV is geared towards the 12 year old mind. That's why I don't watch it, it's too damn complicated for me.
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    If I were the gov., I'd fire each and every one of my aides. I can't believe that one of them didn't pull him aside and give him the low down on the show.
    Nothing to see here.

 

 

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