While he is, by all accounts, left of the political center, Jon Stewart has had many GOP members on the Daily Show and has a reputation as a well-respected interviewer.
After a recent appearance, former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld tweeted that he "Just wrapped up one of the most thoughtful interviews" of his book tour.
Yet many prominent conservatives, Sarah Palin among them, keep holding out on Stewart. But why? Is she afraid of his questioning or of the gaffe potential?
Is Sarah Palin ducking Jon Stewart? Or just not a fan?
Palin has been invited numerous times by Stewart, yet her spokeswoman, Rebecca Mansour, claims that she "doesn't recall being invited on Jon Stewart's show."
Mansour added that no one from Sarah's PAC does either, and that Palin's Fox News contract precludes her from appearing on other networks without approval.
The spokeswoman stressed: "She is certainly not 'afraid' to go on his or any show. Sometimes she chooses to avoid a show, such as David Letterman's.""She's not afraid of his show. She doesn't think about him all that much. Neither do I. However, I do recall that he's been rather vicious in his coverage of her."
"I'm not sure why she would even want to appear on his show and give it a ratings boost," she told HuffPost. "However, if you continue to imply that she's afraid of appearing on a comedian's satire news show, then you're just plain wrong."
"She's stared down big oil companies and won. Jon Stewart isn't that intimidating."
So, basically, she ... just doesn't like Stewart and doesn't want to help him out?
She should really reconsider. What better forum to call out Michelle Obama?