HomeInterviewsTwo People You Never Thought You’d See Talking Together: John Ashcroft and Jon Stewart Two People You Never Thought You’d See Talking Together: John Ashcroft and Jon Stewart Kim Priestap October 24, 2006 Interviews 7 Comments Former Attorney General John Ashcroft was interviewed on the Daily Show last week. Not only did he do a great job, but toward the end, he was quite funny. Hat tip: Mary Katharine. A couple of followups Bush Derangement Syndrome Poll Related Posts Share Your Wisdom Pope Francis Speaks With Open Heart Great Moments In FORWARD: Avoiding The WH Press Corps. About The Author Kim Priestap Wife. Mom. First and Second Amendment enthusiast. Gun owner. I train often. ***** He can't even run his own life, I'll be damned if he'll run mine. 7 Comments kimsch October 24, 2006 Kim, Should the title be “Two People You Never Thought You’d See Talking Together: John Ashcroft and Jon Stewart? suhnami October 24, 2006 It’s nice to see two people of two different ideologies have a conversation on TV that doesn’t involve shoutings and cut-offs and name calling. Sad that most news networks can’t do that. nogo postal October 24, 2006 Ashcroft did well..Stewart is getting lame.. Too bad we have a 2nd rate AG now.. Ashcroft is one of the few who left Bush with his integrity in tact. Mitchell October 24, 2006 HHOld it, is this the guy that took away all my liberties??? Jay Tea October 25, 2006 As amazing as that was, the Pat Robertson/Howard Dean discussion will always be the high point of polar opposites meeting. This very well could be a close second. J. James October 25, 2006 Jon Stewart is actually the one of the most polite interviewers on TV to the guests on his show. The Daily Show is always a pleasure to watch because it makes fun of everything but manages to be pretty insightful. I never get to see the conservative pundits take a stab at Republicans. Republicans stopped “Verifying” 6 years ago and we went to this government based on faith. Ashcroft couldn’t get away from the assertion that we should just trust this government. SilverBubble October 25, 2006 You know, I’ve always had a certain level of fondness for John Stewart. It’s hard to place my fingers on exactly why, and I do know his political bent fairly well. I think part of it is because he’s fairly nice to the people he interviews, regardless of their personal beliefs. It could be because I find him handsome, though.