Can Jon Be Replaced?

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Dunno.  Even though Jon Stewart is leaving the Daily Show because, as he explains it, he is “slightly restless” — this does not resonate in any authentic way with me.

And even if it is true (or should I say also true, and truth is different than authenticity anyway), I’d still have to protest.  This is simply so not Jon.

Besides, your idea of being even slightly restless, Jon, is so much less than what we all need in this era of infinite silencing.  Put differently, I’d say, Jon, this is infinitely definitely not so!  (triple negative with spatial visual metaphor intended)

Put differently, or put bodily, I’d scratch my head and have to say Huh?

Or put mindfully, I’d say I’m visualizing Buddha with her back turned, shrugging.  And hopefully all Buddhas won’t be pushed into any vortex or black holes.

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About Professor Ruth O'Brien

Professor Ruth O'Brien, The Graduate Center, The City University of New York (CUNY) & Honorary Unaffiliated Academic Book Series Editor for The Public Square, Princeton University Press & Heretical Thought, Oxford University Press, USA Last book: Out of Many, One: Obama & the Third American Political Tradition (U of Chicago 2013). Nickname: Professorette by Rush Limbaugh (see http://www.gc.cuny.edu/Faculty/Core-Bios/Ruth-O-Brien)

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