Is there something in the genetic code of all politicians that stops them from turning down any chance to appear on camera, no matter how remote the possibility that they will come out looking good?

Watch this clip from last night’s Daily Show, in which Aasif Mandvi interviews San Francisco Supervisor Eric Mar and Mayor Gavin Newsom about the recent ban on Happy Meal toys, then decide.


Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks is the host and editor of KQED’s health and technology blog, Future of You. He is the former editor of KQED’s daily news blog, News Fix. A veteran blogger, he previously worked for Yahoo! in various news writing and editing roles. He was also the editor of, which documented user-generated content about the financial crisis and recession. Jon is also a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S. He has written about film for his own blog and studied film at Boston University. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from Brooklyn College.

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