And before you dismiss Mr. Stewart and his colleagues (Stephen Colbert, Rob Corddry, Ed Helms & Samantha Bee) as "left wing satirical pundits," it should be noted that these guys take no prisoners from either side of the political spectrum. Sure, the Republicans take a little bit more punishment than do the Democrats, but hey, it's pretty easy to poke fun at a political party who has George Bush running the show.
The best part of The Daily Show in general (and the "Indecision" set in particular) is that it breaks down the blathering artifice of politics in such a jovial and clear-headed fashion. This is not some high-brow "What'd he just say?" style of political commentary, but a grass-roots, cocked-eyebrow, "Can you people believe this stuff" presentation. Even those who know very little about our political processes will find that the humor hits home -- and yes, they'll actually learn something through the chuckles.
Wit, smarts, and an ever-present air of cynicism is what The Daily Show is all about, and I for one think it's an amazingly fresh breath of air in a political climate that pretty much, well, sucks ass.
Disc 3 is where you'll find all the extra goodies.
Each of Jon Stewart's correspondents contribute some extra featurettes: Ed Helms pops in with a clever intro for disc 3, as well as a look at political journalism entitled President Spinner; Samantha Bee delivers So You Want to Bee ... a 527 Organization (which focuses on the mud-slinging ad campaigns) and tweaks the younger demographic with Block the Vote. (Both of the Bee segments come with optional commentary from Ms. Bee and Rob Corddry.) Stephen Colbert shares three interview segments with Don King, Al Sharpton, and outgoing senator Bob Graham, as well as a hysterically insightful look at the special interest groups called Minority Retort. Last but in no way least comes Rob Corddry with a trio of great segments: Democratic Debate in New York, Democratic Debate in Detroit, and The Secretaries Tour. (The first and third pieces also come with optional commentary.)
A somewhat random selection of Daily Show segments are also tossed into the mix: John Edwards Announces His Candidacy, Bob Wiltfong - Sticker Shock, Steve Carell - Trial & Tribulations, Daily Show Rock! Presents: "Midterm Elections", Continental Skiff Boat Oarsmen for Veracity, and the National Anthem, as harmonized (quite well!) by correspondents Ed Helms, Stephen Colbert, Samantha Bee, and Rob Corddry. All together, this collection is sort of like a "greatest hits" of politically-oriented Daily Show segments -- which means that fans of the show will love to see these inclusions.
But there's even more! Also included is a 43-minute episode entitled Election Night '04 and The Squabble in Coral Gables, which is the Daily Show coverage of the first 2004 presidential debate.