Today's CNN.com carries the AP story "'Daily Show' humor befuddles governor." The article centers on Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who made a recent appearance on the program and now claims he didn't realize it is a spoof. "'It was going to be an interview on contraceptives ... that's all I knew about it,' Blagojevich laughingly told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch in a story for Thursday's editions. 'I had no idea I was going to be asked if I was 'the gay governor.'"
Blagojevich, who is running for reelection this year, is not identified in the CNN/AP article as a Democrat. Yet the same show also featured an appearance by an Illinois state legislator. He is identified as a Republican.
According to the story, "At one point in the interview, a startled Blagojevich looked to someone off camera and said, 'Is he teasing me or is that legit?'"
A modest suggestion, Governor. The next time you're invited on a program carried on a cable network called ""Comedy Central," you might not expect it to be "Meet the Press."