Arriving to Minneapolis today for the Republican National Convention, I couldn’t help but make a stop to one of the landmarks at the airport: The infamous men’s bathroom where Sen. Larry Craig (R-Idaho) was caught last year for allegedly seeking a public stall tryst.
It turns out that many other arriving guests had the same idea, including Jon Stewart and the cast of “The Daily Show,” as well as a host of other passersby. Stewart and his team posed for pictures before making their way to St. Paul, where his show will tape all week. A “Daily Show” billboard on I-494 greets conventiongoers with the message, “Welcome, rich white oligarchs!”
At one point, an airport employee in a golf cart came by and stopped, pointed to the men’s room sign and said something about the landmark, as if proud of the attraction. “I didn’t understand a thing he was saying,” Stewart said.
Stewart was so moved at being there that he declined to elaborate on his thoughts of being at the site: “It’s personal, private.”
A fellow writer then emerged from the bathroom with a photo, reporting that the stall was “narrow.”
Here’s his reaction to being at what he calls “Mount Rushmore.”