Rachel Maddow as Long-Haired and Conservative Courtesy of Jon Stewart
Jon Stewart has a theory that long hair makes women more conservative — and therefore “Rachel Maddow is 10 scissorless weeks from a Fox News contract!”
On Thursday’s edition of The Daily Show, Stewart skewered Fox host Megyn Kelly for having flip-flopped on mandated employee benefits — whereas she once denounced such “entitlements,” she’s now defending the three-month maternity leave she just completed. She cites the federal Family and Medical Leave Act, which requires employers to offer the time off, and even suggests the United States is in the “dark ages” because it mandates only unpaid leave, not paid.
Stewart showed clips of Kelly’s varying positions on mandated benefits and attributed the change to her new, shorter haircut. “When you cut your hair, it saps your conservative strength,” he said. “That means Rachel Maddow is 10 scissorless weeks from a Fox News contract!” Accompanying his comment was a photo of Maddow with long blond hair superimposed.