The Ironic One looks at California’s “Fightin’ 10th” district, with a shout out to Walnut Creek, the Livermore Light Bulb, and an interview with congressional rep. John Garamendi.

And let me pose the same question I did upon viewing the clip of San Francisco Supervisor Eric Mar discussing the city’s Happy Meal ban on The Daily Show:

Why do politicos, who usually try to manage every aspect of their public image, agree to appear on shows in which the sole purpose is to use them as comic props?

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Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks is the host and editor for KQED's daily health and technology blog, Future of You. He is the former editor of KQED News Fix.

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