Merging into the tunnel

From Jon Stewart’s Moment of Sincerity Speech (otherwise known as the “merging into the tunnel” speech) at the Rally to Restore Sanity:

And yet these millions of cars must somehow find a way to squeeze one by one into a mile long 30 foot wide tunnel carved underneath a mighty river. Carved, by the way, by people who I’m sure had their differences. And they do it. Concession by concession. You go. Then I’ll go. You go. Then I’ll go. You go then I’ll go. Oh my God, is that an NRA sticker on your car? Is that an Obama sticker on your car? Well, that’s okay—you go and then I’ll go.

And sure, at some point there will be a selfish jerk who zips up the shoulder and cuts in at the last minute, but that individual is rare and he is scorned and not hired as an analyst.

It’s nice to imagine ourselves this way, but are politics and partisan media so poisoned that we’ll never really be this way again?

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