HOH’s One-Minute Recess: Menendez’s New Recruit?

Posted November 3, 2009 at 10:58am

As if New Jersey gubernatorial politics wasn’t already precarious enough, Sen. Bob Menendez has injected just a little more chaos into the scene. The Garden State Democrat on Monday night tried to recruit a new candidate: “Daily Show— host Jon Stewart (who did, in fact, grow up in New Jersey).[IMGCAP(1)]“You should come and run for governor,— Menendez told the comedian during an appearance on his late-night show.“Don’t you think he should run for governor?— Menendez asked the crowd, who cheered loudly at the prospect.And Stewart provided this Senatorial funny: After Menendez talked about what an honor it was for him — the son of immigrants — to become a Senator, the host downplayed the accomplishment. “Inhofe is a Senator,— Stewart noted, referring to Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.). “How high a bar is it, really?—Teutonic Tutorial. And just in case you bump into German Chancellor Angela Merkel (a slim chance, given that security will be thicker than schnitzel) in the Capitol today, and a simple “Hiya, Chancellor!— won’t do, here’s a guide to some German phrases.Einen schönen tag allerseits!Submit your hot tips, juicy gossip or comments here.Can’t get enough HOH? Get a midday dose of fun and gossip with HOH’s One-Minute Recess, delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here — because everyone deserves more recess.