Jon Stewart parodied Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour, who went on Fox News to claim that oil hasn’t washed up on Mississippi beaches, but admitted tar balls have, then said that was “no big deal.”
“We’ve had virtually no oil. If you are on the Mississippi Gulf Coast any time in the last 48 days, you didn’t see any oil at all. We’ve had a few tar balls but we have tar balls every year as a natural product of the Gulf of Mexico… so tar balls are no big deal,” Barbour told Fox News’ Chris Wallace.
“It’s like Barbour is the mayor from ‘Jaws.’ He’s like we’re not closing the beaches in tourist season,” joked Stewart.
(Source; RawStory.com and Comedy Central)