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Stewart sends up Radel on drug charges

Jon Stewart on Wednesday took on embattled Rep. Trey Radel (R-Fla.) for buying cocaine in a federal sting operation.

Steward reveled in talking about a political drug scandal that wasn't connected to Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, saying signs of the conservative's drug problem could have been apparent after reports revealed Radel's favorite vacation spot was Cartagena, Colombia.

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But Stewart, the host of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show," noted that Radel's bust might not be so bad.

"We're all human. We all make mistakes," Stewart said. "The real problem comes if there's some nugget of hypocrisy involved in Radel's story.

"Say a use of power to punish others for activities he himself takes part in."

Stewart noted the Florida lawmaker supports legislation forcing food stamp recipients to undergo drug tests before receiving benefits.

"Well, no hypocrisy there," Stewart joked. "It’s not like he receives any taxpayer funding for his government salary … oh, wait.”