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April 20, 2015 - Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

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The Best F#@king News Team Ever envisions if life were like Congress, CNN adds 4/20 coverage to its programming, and Gayle Tzemach Lemmon discusses "Ashley's War." (21:28)

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> Jon: HEY, WELCOMETO THE DAILY SHOW.

MY NAME IS JONSTEWART.

MY GUEST TONIGHT,

GAYLE -- WELL, THANK YOU --(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

GAYLE TZEMACH LEMMON,

AUTHOR OF "ASHLEY'S WAR: WILL BEJOINING

US ON THE PROGRAM.

BUT FIRST ONCE EVERY DECADEWE LIKE TO CHECK IN AND SEE

WHAT IS HAPPENING WITHENTITLEMENT REFORM.

THERE'S USUALLY NOTHING, BUTWE DO IT ONCE A DECADE.

LIKE A FIRE DRILL, OR GETTINGYOUR MOLES CHECK.

IT IS THE SUBJECT OFTONIGHT'S DAILY SHOW DECENNIAL

ENTITLEMENT REFORM UPDATEBROUGHT TO YOU BY CLOCKS.

CLOCKS! THEY MEASURE THAT THINGTHAT CONGRESS WASTES.

SO ANY MOVEMENT ON ENTITLEMENTREFORM THIS DECADE?

I GOT MY MONEY ON NO.>> A MEDICARE REFORM BILL

IS ON ITS WAY TO THEPRESIDENT'S DESK AFTER THE

HOUSE AND SENATE GAVE FINALAPPROVAL IN A BROAD

BIPARTISAN VOTE.

>> THE MEASURE REPAIRS THEFORMULA FOR REIMBURSING

MEDICARE PHYSICIANS, IT PASSEDJUST IN TIME TO HEAD OFF A

21% PAY CUT FOR THOSEDOCTORS.

>> Jon: OH, LOOK AT THAT, THEYDID THERE, THEY DID A PERMANENT

SOLUTION TO THE MEDICAREREIMBURSEMENT PROBLEM.

OR THE DOC FIX -- SHORT FOR DOCFIX.

JUST OUT OF CURIOSITY, WHEN DIDTHIS PROBLEM FIRST EMERGE?

>> IT IS A PROVISION OF THEBALANCED BUDGE LAW OF 1997

THAT LIMITED THE FEEINCREASES FOR DOCTORS

SERVING MEDICARE PATIENTS.

>> Jon: OH, SO IT ONLY TOOK YOU-- 18 YEARS.

IT TOOK YOU 18 YEARS.

(LAUGHTER)YOU DECIDED TO FIX IT ONCE

YOUR PROCRASTINATION COULDLEGALLY VOTE.

WELL, GOOD FOR CONGRESS.

I MEAN THEY FINALLY PASSED ASIMPLE FIX FOR A REAL

PROBLEM.

THAT THEY THEMSELVES HADCREATED IN 1997.

OR TO PUT THAT ANOTHERWAY --

>> STUNNINGLY RAREDEVELOPMENT THAT HAS JUST

HAPPENED ON THE HOUSE FLOOR.

>> MAJOR BIPARTISANACHIEVEMENT FOR THE NEW

CONGRESS.

>> RARE AND SIGNIFICANTBIPARTISAN AGREEMENT.

>> BOEHNER AND NANCY PELOSIACTUALLY WORKING TOGETHER.

>> NO, YOU DIDN'T HEAR THATWRONG.

THEY ACTUALLY STRUCK ABIPARTISAN DEAL.

>> Jon: IT'S LIKE HALLEY'SCOMET.

IT'S SO RARE THEY'RE NOTEVEN REPORTING IT LIKE MAN

BITES DOG.

THEY'RE REPORTING IT LIKEMAN GIVES BIRTH TO DOG.

TALK ABOUT THE SOFTBIGOTRY OF LOW

EXPECTATIONS, THE PRESIDENTWHAT SO GIDDY ABOUT

CONGRESS'S SINGLE ACT OFNONSELF-SABOTAGE, HE LET

THEM HAVE THE SIGNINGOUTDOORS AND HE LET A CHILD

FILM IT.

>> I DECIDED THAT ON A DAYLIKE TODAY, WE SHOULDN'T BE

INSIDE.

(LAUGHTER)>> Jon: IT'S SO UNEXPECTED,

THEY'RE SHOOTING IT LIKECLOVERFIELD.

OH, THE MONSTERS COMING.

>> I WANT TO CONGRATULATESPEAKER BOEHNER AND LEADER NANCY

PELOSI FOR THE WORK THEY DIDTO HELP MAKE THIS HAPPEN.

I WANT TO CONGRATULATE ALLOF THE FOLKS INVOLVED.

>> Jon: THEY DON'T NEED ATROPHY FOR SHOWING UP.

THEY'RE CONGRESS, NOTMILLENNIALS.

LOOK, THE PEOPLE-- (LAUGHTER)

I THOUGHT I WOULD SNEAKTHAT IN THERE.

THE PEOPLE WE PICKED-- AH,IT'S BULL [BLEEP].

MILLENNIALS ARE NO SOFTERTHAN ANYBODY ELSE.

THE PEOPLE WE PICKED TO BELEGISLATORS LEGISLATED

SOMETHING.

SO ARE WE SUPPOSED TO THROWTHEM A PARTY FOR THAT?

>> HOPEFULLY SOMETIME NEXTWEEK OR THE WEEK AFTER WE'LL

BE ABLE TO HAVE A RECEPTIONWHERE I CAN ACKNOWLEDGE THE

GREAT WORK THAT THEY DIDWHILE THEY'RE ENJOYING WHITE

HOUSE HOSPITALITY.(LAUGHTER)

>> Jon: DO I GET A PARTY FORKNOWING THAT YOU WERE GOING

TO THROW THEM A PARTY?

BUT OF COURSE, NO ONE WASMORE PROUD OF CONGRESS THAN

CONGRESS.

>> WE'VE REACHED THISIMPORTANT MOMENT AND ON THE

100th DAY OF THIS NEWCONGRESS--

THE FIRST ENTITLEMENT REFORMIN NEARLY TWO DECADES.

THIS IS A WIN THAT EVERYAMERICAN CAN SHARE IN.

I'M GOING TO THANK LEADERPELOSI FOR HER --

I ALSO WANT TO THANK LEADERMcCONNELL, THE LEADERS OF

THE WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE,THE ENERGY -- CHAIRMAN UPTON,

AND CHAIRMAN RYAN.

AND ALL OF THE MEMBERS ANDTHEIR STAFF.

AND A SPECIAL THANKS TOTHE DOCTORS CAUCUS.

>> Jon: OH, ALSO, OF COURSE,ALL GLORY ALWAYS TO JESUS AND

MY AGENT WHO IS,AND MY MANAGER.

NO, DON'T PLAY ME OFF.

NO,-- NO, I WANT TO THANKTHE PERSON PEOPLE FOR

RE-ELECTING ME SO MANY TIMESEVEN WHEN THEY REALLY

SHOULDN'T HAVE.

I AM GROOT.

ALL RIGHT. (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

AND NO CONGRESSIONAL-- ANDNO CONGRESSIONAL SELF-BACK

PATTING WOULDN'T BE COMPLETEWITHOUT A TEAR.

>> THIS IS A HAPPY DAYINDEED.

THANK YOU FOR YOURLEADERSHIP, I'M PLEASED TO

WELCOME-- .

>> Jon: KEEP YOUR EYES ONBOEHNER IN THE BACK THERE.

LET'S SEE -- OH, OH, JOHNNYARE YOU GOING TO CRY?

ARE YOU GOING TO CRY?

OH, YOU ARE BEING TO CRY.

BABABOOY. BABABOOY.

LOOK, EVERYBODY, A TURTLECAN SPEAK ENGLISH.

OH, LOOK OOOH, LOOKY, OH ICAN'T BELIEVE IT!

I'M SO SAD BUT HAPPY.

THIS IS UNBELIEVABLE.

LOOK AT THIS MAN!

IT'S UNBELIEVABLE.

IMAGINE IF NORMAL PEOPLEREACTED THIS WAY TO THE

DUTIFUL EXECUTING OF BASIC

OCCUPATIONAL TASKS.

YES, YES. IMAGINE.

>> ONE RUBEN, PLEASE.

>> NO PROBLEM.

THERE YOU GO.

>> HE MADE IT, HE MADE IT.

SANDWICH ACCOMPLISHED.

>> THIS IS A HISTORIC DAY HEREIN HELL'S KITCHEN.

MOST PEOPLE DID NOT THINKTHE SANDWICH COULD MAKE IT PAST

COMMITTEE, BUT HERE WE AREWITNESSING WHAT COULD SIGNAL

A CHANGE IN HOW THIS ENTIREDELI OPERATES.

>> THIS IS PROOF THAT WHEN ACOUPLE OF MEATS AND CHEESES

COMING TOGETHER, THEY CAN MAKE ASANDWICH.

AND I WANT YOU GUYS TO KNOW THATME, THE GRILLED GUY AND THE

CASHIER ARE DEDICATED TOMORE SANDWICH ORDERS.

>> ACTUALLY, I'M SORRY, WE'REGOING TO GO LIVE TO THE GUY WHO

MADE THE SANDWICH.

>> YEAH, FIRST, I WOULD LIKETO JUST THANK OUR CASHIER.

YOU KNOW, WE'VE HAD OURDIFFERENCES IN THE PAST.

I MEAN, WE HAVEN'T MADE A REALSANDWICH SINCE 1997.

BUT I THINK THIS SHOWS THATWHEN YOU PUT A BUNCH OF FOOD

IN BETWEEN TWO SLICES OFBREAD, PEOPLE CAN EAT IT.

>> SANDWICH GUY, QUESTION FORYOU, SANDWICH GUY!

>> SAMANTHA.

>> OVER HERE, OVER HERE.

>> YEAH, HOW DO YOU RESPONDTO RUMORS THAT THE FINAL

SANDWICH DOES NOT CONTAINADEQUATE ZEST PROVISIONS.

>> THEY SAID THAT THERE WOULDN'TBE ENOUGH RUSSIAN DRESSING

TO COVER THE ENTIRE SANDWICH BUTI THINK WE PROVED

THEM WRONG.

BUT YOU KNOW, AMERICA SENT US TOTHE DELI FOR ONE REASON,

TO MAKE SANDWICHES.

SANDWICHES THAT MAKE ADIFFERENCE.

(APPLAUSE)>> USA, USA, USA.

>> WE GOT A SANDWICH.

WOOO!

>> LET IT SHINE!>> ♪ SHINE ON!

>> LET IT SHINE!

>> ♪ RIGHT FROM THE LIGHT SHINEON ME!

>> I KNOW YOU CAN DO IT!

>> SHINE ON! >> ♪ SHINE ON!

>> SHINE ON! >> ♪ SHINE ON!

♪ LIGHT FROM THE LIGHTHOUSESHINE ON ME! ♪

WOOO!!

>> Jon: WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)>> HEY, WELCOME BACK.

TODAY IS -- WHAT DAY IS TODAY?AH, APRIL 20th.

AND THAT DATE WHEN WRITTEN INNUMERIC FORM INDICATES

THAT IT'S TIME FOR UNCLEJONNY'S SUPER KUSH,

TOTALLY CHILLAXED,STICKYING ICKY,

INFORMATIVE MARIJUANA NEWSREPORT.

WHAT'S UP?

WHAT'S UP.

I DIDN'T HAVE TIME.

TO DO THE WHOLE THING ANDTHE-- I HONESTLY LOOK LIKE A

RAINBOW HAIRED LARRY FINEFROM THE THREE STOOGES

RIGHT NOW.

4/20, MAN, BEST DAY OF THEYEAR, MY BROTHERS!

LET'S TUNE IN AND DROP OUTAND GET TOTALLY BAKED ON

NEWS.

AND THERE IS ONE NETWORKTHAT GETS THE GROOVE THAT

I'M GROOVING.

>> IT'S 4:20, BRA.

TIMES ARE A CHANGING.

>> I JUST LEGALLY PURCHASEDMARIJUANA.

>> A NEW MOVEMENT ISGROWING.

ONE NETWORK, ONEGROUND-BREAKING EVENT.

IT'S 4/20.

SO GRAB YOUR FAVORITEMUNCHIES AN GET READY FOR A

NIGHT YOU WOULDN'T EXPECT ONCNN.

(APPLAUSE)>> Jon: YEAH!

LIKE I ALWAYS SAY, CNN IS COOLAS [BLEEP].

AND I AM WAY AHEAD OF YOU GUYS,I GOT THE MUNCHIES ALL SET.

I GOT THE BEN & JERRY'SVANILLA -- WOAH, WHAT? WHAT?

I GOT MY BEN & JERRY'SVANILL-AFIKOMEN CRUNCH.

IT'S BASICALLY LACTAID ICECREAM WITH REAL BITS OF

MATZO HIDDEN RIGHT INSIDE THERE.

THE GOOD NEWS IS THE MOREYOU EAT IT, THE LESS MATZO

YOU HAVE TO DEAL WITH.

ALL RIGHT, FIRST UP, WEED 3!

TAKE IT AWAY, SANJAY FEEL GUPTA.

I HOPE HE TIES UP ALL THE LOOSEENDS FROM WEEDS 1 AND 2.

>> COULD MARIJUANA HELP SAVEVETERANS?

IT SEEMS TO BE HELPING FORPTSD.

USING MARIJUANA TO TREATTHE SYMPTOMS OF ALZHEIMER'S.

SHE SAYS MARIJUANA MAKES HERNEARLY PAIN-FREE.

HE WAS ONCE SUICIDAL.

BUT SEAN NOW HAS HOPE, HOPETHAT COMES FROM THIS PLANT.

>> Jon: WELL, YOU [BLEEP] ME,CNN. I'M READY FOR WEEDSTOCK,

THE WHOLE THING AND YOU'REGIVING ME THIS, THIS IS AN

ACTUAL NEWS REPORT.

WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO BOREME WITH AN ECONOMICS LESSON

NOW?

>> IT HAS BEEN OVER A YEARNOW SINCE COLORADO LEGALIZED

RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA.

IN FEBRUARY THE STATEREPORTED A $53 MILLION

TAX REVENUE INCREASE.

>> Jon: THIS POT STORY ISN'TFUN AT ALL.

IT'S ALL ABOUT DISEASE ANDTAXES.

AND WHAT ABOUT FREE LOVE AND HOTBOXING AND FREE LOVE HOT

BOXING?

COME ON GUYS! GET IT TOGETHER,DUDES! WHAT'S --

>> ALL RIGHT.

OKAY.

LOSE THE WIG, WAVY GRAVY -->> Jon: WHAT?

>> WHICH IS A REFERENCE I DON'TEVEN UNDERSTAND.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)JON, NOBODY KNOWS WHAT ARE YOU

TALKING ABOUT.

>> Jon: HEY, JESS, HAPPY4/20, YOU CHILLIN? ILLIN?

>> EW, EW OKAY STOP! ENOUGH,ENOUGH.

>> Jon: I'M JUST GROOVIN TOTHE HASH VIBE!

>> NO, NO, YOU'RE NOT.

YOU'RE MAKING EVERYONE LOOKBAD.

POT ISN'T JUST FOR SHIRTLESSOLD DUDES WITH BONGOS IT IS

A NONADDICTIVE PROVENEFFECTIVE MEDICAL TREATMENT

THAT IS NOW RAISING MUCHNEEDED TAX REVENUE FOR LIKE

SCHOOLS, LIBRARIES ANDROADS.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)>> Jon: LOOK AT THE SQUARE.

>> WHAT?

>> Jon: 4/20, WHY CAN'T WEJUST SIT BACK, HIT THE DUBE

AND USE A PINK FLOYD ALBUM TOSIFT OUT THE SEEDS IN OUR

LID OF SKUNK WEED, WHATWHAT?

>> I LITERALLY DON'T KNOWWHAT ANY OF THOSE WORDS MEAN.

NOBODY USES RECORD ALBUMS TOSIFT THEIR POT.

NOBODY OWNS RECORD ALBUMS.

I MEAN LIKE I DO BECAUSE I'MCOOL.

BUT WHAT THE HELL IS SKUNKWEED?

>> Jon: YOU KNOW, SKUNK WEED,SCHWAG.

>> SCHWG WHAT, LIKE FREET-SHIRTS.

>> Jon: NO, LIKE BAD WEED.

>> THERE'S SUCH A THING AS BADWEED?

>> Jon: YOU KNOW WHAT, NEVERMIND.

>> LOOK, THIS IS NOW, JON.

AND WE DON'T SMOKE, WE VAPE, OURSCIENTIFICALLY CULTIVATED

MEDICAL GRADE BUDS THAT WEHAD HAND DELIVERED USING A

PHONE APP CALLED DANKSTAGRAMWHICH TIMES ITS DELIVERY

TO SHOW UP PRECISELY 5 MINUTESBEFORE OUR THAI FOOD,

IT'S GREAT.

>> Jon: I GOT A VAPE, I VAPE.

>> OH REALLY? WHICH ONE? YOUGOT G PEN? YOU GOT A PAX?

>> Jon: I BELIEVE IT'S A VICK'S.IT'S A VAPORIZER.

IT'S NOT-- I ADD SOMEALBUTEROL SOMETIMES IF

MY ALLERGIES ARE KICKING IN --YOU KNOW, POLLEN.

>> JON, YOU MAKE ME SO SAD.

>> Jon: I LOVE YOU.

SHE'S AWESOME.

(LAUGHTER)>> Jon: BUT EVEN WITH ALL

MARIJUANA'S PROVEN BENEFITSTHERE'S ALWAYS ONE GUY THAT

HAS TO BE A TOTAL NARC.

>> GOVERNOR CHRIS CHRISTIE SAYSTHAT IF HE BECOMES PRESIDENT

HE WILL CRACK DOWN ON STATESTHAT ALLOW THE SALE OF

MARIJUANA.

>> MARIJUANA IS A GATEWAYDRUG.

WE HAVE AN ENORMOUSADDICTION PROBLEM IN THIS

COUNTRY.

MARIJUANA IS AN ILLEGAL DRUGUNDER FEDERAL LAW AND THE

STATES SHOULD NOT BEPERMITTED TO SELL IT AND

PROFIT FROM IT.

>> Jon: YOU HEARD THE MAN.

(AUDIENCE BOOING)HEY!

LET THE MAN BE IDEOLOGICALLYCONSISTENT.

OR AT LEAST APPEAR THAT WAY.

NO CHRISTIE ADMINISTRATIONWILL TOLERATE LET ALONE

RAISE REVENUE FROM ANYTHINGADDICTIVE OR THAT FEDERAL

LAW DISAPPROVES OF.

ROLL THE TAPE.

>> CHRIS CHRISTIE IS THE GUYTHAT SIGNED INTO LAW TO

LEGALIZE INTERNET GAMBLING.

>> HE CLAIMS LEGALIZINGSPORTS GAMBLING WOULD ADD A

NEW SOURCE OF CASH FOR HISSTATE.

>> Jon: WELL, THERE IS ADIFFERENCE, THOUGH, TO BE FAIR.

YOU SMOKE TOO MUCH POT, NOONE COMES TO BREAK YOUR

[BLEEP] KNEES.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

>> Jon: WELCOME BACK! MY GUESTTONIGHT, SHE IS A SENIOR FELLOW

AT THE COUNCIL ON FOREIGNRELATIONS, ALSO A BEST-SELLING

AUTHOR. HER NEW BOOK ISCALLED "ASHLEY'S WAR:

THE UNTOLD STORY OF A TEAMOF WOMEN SOLDIERS ON THE

SPECIAL OPS BATTLEFIELD."

PLEASE WELCOME TO THEPROGRAM GAYLE TZEMACH LEMMON.

HELLO.

THANK YOU FOR JOINING US.

>> THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME.

>> Jon: IT'S A TREMENDOUS STORY.

THE BOOK IS CALLED"ASHLEY'S WAR."

THIS BOOK COMES OUT, YOUKNOW, WE'RE HAVING A DEBATE

IN THIS COUNTRY ABOUT THE ROLEOF WOMEN IN COMBAT.

AND THIS BOOK IF I MAYPARAPHRASE IT, PEOPLE ARE

WONDERING CAN WOMEN HAVE AROLE IN COMBAT AND THIS BOOK

WOULD SUGGEST OH, THEY'VEALREADY BEEN DOING IT FOR

YEARS.>> YEAH.

>> Jon: AND DOING IT WITHGREAT VALOR.

>> THAT'S THE THING.

I MEAN, THIS IS A VALOR STORY.

AND IT'S NOT ABOUT, YOU KNOW,POLITICS OR POLICY, IT'S ABOUT

PURPOSE.

AND THAT IS WHY, YOU KNOW,WHEN THE CALL WENT OUT FROM

SOME OF THE MOST SEASONEDLEADERS OF SPECIAL OPERATIONS,

WE NEED WOMEN ON THEBATTLEFIELD 2011 IN

AFGHANISTAN TO HELP RANGERS, ONEOF THE MOST VAUNTED STORIED

MEN OF SPECIAL OPERATIONS,GET OUT THERE AND TALK TO

HALF THE POPULATION THAT WECAN'T ACCESS WHICH IS AFGHAN

WOMEN.>> Jon: RIGHT.

>> AND THESE WOMEN RAISETHEIR HANDS.

AND IT IS A STORY OF WHATTHEY HAVE ALREADY DONE.

>> Jon: AND THEY REFER TO THEM IGUESS AS CULTURAL SUPPORT SO

THAT THEY DIDN'T HAVE TOCALL THEM, YOU KNOW, FRONT

THEATER COMBAT TROOPS, WHICHIS WHAT THEY WERE.

>> WELL, THEY CERTAINLY WEREIN COMBAT, RIGHT?

THEY WERE NOT DOING THE SAMEWORK AS RANGERS, RIGHT?

>> Jon: RIGHT.

>> BUT THEY WERE DEFINITELYALONGSIDE OF THEM, GETTING

ON THE BIRD, YOU KNOW, GOING ONMISSIONS --

>> Jon: RIGHT.

>> WAITING FOR THE RANGERS TO DOTHEIR WORK, AND THEN BEING

CALLED UP. >> Jon: RIGHT.

>> TO HELP BE SORTOF THE SOFTER SIDE OF THE

HARDEST SIDE OF WAR.

>> RIGHT. RIGHT. RIGHT.

>> AND THEY WERE OUT THEREEVERY SINGLE NIGHT

PROVING THEIR METTLE.

AND THE THING IS FOR THEM, ITWAS SUCH A HUGE PRIVILEGE TO

BE OUT THERE WITH THESEGUYS.

AND THAT WAS ONE OF THE THINGSTHAT CAME OUT --

>> Jon: THERE WAS A LARGEGROUP THAT THEY HAD TO CHOOSE

FROM THEY REALLY WHITTLED ITDOWN TO THE BEST OF THE

BEST.

>> THAT'S RIGHT. THE FINEST, THEFITTEST, THE MOST FIERCE.

>> Jon: RIGHT.>> AND ALSO THE MOST

FEMININE BECAUSE THEY ALSOHAD TO BE ABLE TO TAKE OFF

THEIR HELMETS IN THE MIDDLE OF ANIGHT TIME MISSION AND SAY,

I'M A FEMALE.

I'M HERE TO KEEP YOU AWAYFROM EVERYTHING ELSE AND TO

REALLY BUILD RAPPORT IN AVERY DIFFICULT MOMENT.

>> Jon: RIGHT.

AND THEY WERE ABLE TO GETINFORMATION THAT THE RANGERS

WERE UNABLE TO GET BECAUSEOF THE CULTURAL DIFFERENCES IN

TERMS OF KEEPING THEM AWAYFROM WOMEN AND

THEY WERE ABLE TO FIND THEIRWAY TO INFORMATION IN A VERY

DIFFERENT KIND OF MANNER.

>> THAT'S RIGHT.

I MEAN, SOMETIMES WOMEN WOULDSAY LOOK, YOU KNOW, THE GUY YOU

ARE LOOKING FOR IS TWO HOUSESOVER.

RIGHT AND WHERE THE WOMEN WOULDJUST TALK TO THEM AND TELL THEM

WHAT WAS HAPPENING IN THEIRCOMMUNITIES BECAUSE, YOU KNOW,

IT'S JUST LIKE IN THE UNITEDSTATES, IF YOU WANT

TO KNOW WHAT IS HAPPENING INA HOUSEHOLD, TALK TO THE

WOMEN OF THE HOUSEHOLD,RIGHT?

>> Jon: WAIT, IS THAT TRUE?

I'VE GOT TO GO HOME ANDTALK TO MY FAMILY.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT'S HAPPENING.

ASHLEY HER STORY ISUNFORTUNATELY, SHE PASSES.

SHE DOESN'T MAKE IT.>> RIGHT.

>> Jon: HOW DOES THAT IMPACT THERANGERS?

YOU KNOW, ONE OF THE THINGS THATTHEY TALK ABOUT IN TERMS OF

WOMEN ON THE FRONT LINES IS HOWBADLY IT WILL MESS WITH THE

TEAM'S HEAD BUT I IMAGINETHE TEAM, YOU KNOW, HAS TO FACE

THIS TYPE OF DEATH MALE TOFEMALE ALL THE TIME.

>> IT IS VERY UNFORTUNATEREALITY THAT LOSS IS VERY

MUCH A PART OF THEIRBUSINESS.

>> Jon: RIGHT.

>> THEY TRY TO MINIMIZE IT.

THEY HAVE DONE A INCREDIBLEJOB OF MINIMIZING IT BUT

STILL IT IS A LIFE-AND-DEATHHIGH STAKES BUSINESS THAT

THEY ARE IN WHICH IS DOINGAMERICA'S WORK NIGHT IN AND

NIGHT OUT -->> Jon: RIGHT.

>> SO YES IT IS VERYMUCH TRUE THAT THE RANGERS

FELT THE LOSS AND THAT THIS SORTOF ALL-STAR TEAM OF SOME OF THE

MOST FIT AND ALSO TOUGHESTWOMEN

WHO REALLY CONSIDERED ITA HUGE PRIVILEGE TO BE OUT

THERE EVERY SINGLE NIGHTWITH THE BEST OF THE BEST.

>> Jon: RIGHT.

>> YOU KNOW, THERE WAS NOQUESTION THAT THE LOSS MAY

HAVE BEEN EVEN CLOSER AND THEYHAVE BEEN EVEN MORE COMMITTED

TO DOING THEIR MISSION NIGHT INAND NIGHT OUT.

>> Jon: RIGHT. WOULD YOU SAYTHAT THE WOMEN ON THE TEAM,

THE RANGERS ON THE TEAM VIEWEDTHIS AS A KIND OF TEAMING

THAT WOULD BE ADVANTAGEOUSIN THE FUTURE?

DO YOU THINK THE MAJORITY OFTHEM WOULD GO BACK AND SAY

MAN, THIS IS SOMETHING THATIN SITUATIONS THAT CALL FOR

IT, IS INCREDIBLY EFFECTIVE.

>> WELL, IT'S INTERESTING.

I TALKED TO ONE RANGER WHEN THEYFIRST SAID YOU HAVE TO TRAIN

GIRLS, HE WAS LIKE, OH GOD, YOUKNOW.

AND THEN HE ENDED UP BECOMINGPROBABLY THE STRONGEST

BACKER -->> Jon: RIGHT.

>> OF ALL OF THESE SOLDIERSBECAUSE HE'D SAY, YOU KNOW,

THESE ARE OUR MONEYMAKERS. THESEGIRLS WANT TO GO OUT THERE.

THEY WANT TO BE OUT THERE.

THESE WOMEN ARE SO COMMITTED,TO DOING THEIR JOB AND DOING

THEIR JOB WELL, RIGHT.

AND THE RANGERS THEMSELVESARE A NIMBLE AND ADAPTIVE

FORCE.>> Jon: RIGHT.

>> SO WHEN YOU HAVE FEMALESOLDIERS WHO ARE, YOU KNOW,

HUNGRY TO BE THERE, READY TOADAPT, WANTED TO PROVE

THEMSELVES AND WHO COULDCLEARLY MAKE A DIFFERENCE,

RIGHT?>> Jon: RIGHT.

>> COULD FIND WEAPONS, COULDFIND OUT INFORMATION, COULD END

THE MISSION FASTER, THEN THEYREALLY DID, YOU KNOW,

BRING THEM INTO THE FOLD.

AND I THINK THAT IS WHY ITIS SUCH A STORY THAT WE'VE

BEEN MISSING ABOUT WHAT HASALREADY BEEN HAPPENING.

>> Jon: RIGHT. IS THERE ATHOUGHT TO UTILIZING THE WOMEN

AND CREATING HAVING THEM JOINTHE RANGERS, OR HAVING THEM

CREATE A RANGERS LIKE TROOP?

>> RIGHT. THAT IS A CONVERSATIONTHAT'S GOING ON RIGHT NOW IN

WASHINGTON.

RIGHT, SO BY JANUARY 1st, 2016,ALL JOBS HAVE TO OPEN UP TO

WOMEN OR A REASON GIVEN ASTO WHY THEY WILL NOT.

>> Jon: RIGHT.

>> AND YOU KNOW, IT'SINTERESTING, IN JUNE OF 2013,

ONE OF THE SPECIAL OPERATIONSCOMMANDERS WAS TALKING

ABOUT ASHLEY AND HER TEAM MATESAND THE WOMEN THAT FOLLOWED --

>> Jon: RIGHT.

>> AND SAID IT SHOWSWOMEN MAY WELL HAVE LAID THE

FOUNDATION FOR ULTIMATEINTEGRATION, THAT THEY DID A

FABULOUS JOB OUT THERE, THATTHEY REALLY MADE A DIFFERENCE.

>> Jon: RIGHT, YEAH, I HAVE TOSAY, I MEAN, IT IS VERY MOVING.

IT'S HARD TO, AS YOU GET TOKNOW THEM, AND THEN KNOWING

HOW IT ENDS. TOUGH READ.

BUT AS ARE ANY WAR BOOKS,MALE, FEMALE, IT'S ALWAYS

DIFFICULT TO SEE HUMANCAPITAL LIKE THIS HAVE TO

SUFFER THAT PRICE.

>> THAT'S RIGHT.

AND I THINK WHAT WAS SOINCREDIBLE ABOUT MEETING SO

MANY OF THESE SOLDIERS, MENAND WOMEN, IS THAT THESE

WOMEN WERE SORT OF THISALL-STAR TEAM, RIGHT.

ONE WAS A BRONZE STAR MEDAL OFVALOR WINNER.

ONE WAS ON HER FOURTHDEPLOYMENT.

>> Jon: RIGHT.

>> ONE HAD HELPED THE FBIBUST DRUG GANGS, RIGHT.

AND ALL OF THEM WOULD SAY THATTHIS WAS THE BEST MISSION

THEY HAD EVER DONE IN THEIRLIFE.

>> Jon: RIGHT.

>> BECAUSE THEY GOT A CHANCE TODO SOMETHING THAT MATTERED AT

THE HEART OF AMERICA'SLONGEST EVER WAR WITH PEOPLE

WHO REALLY GAVE THEM A SHOTIN THE BEST OF THE BEST.

>> Jon: RIGHT.

THAT'S -- IT'S GREAT.

THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE.

"ASHLEY'S WAR." IT'S ON THEBOOKSHELVES NOW.

GAYLE TZEMACH-LEMMON.

THANK YOU.

>> Jon: HEY, THAT'S OUR SHOW,

ONE QUICK THING BEFORE WE GO.

I MENTIONED TO YOU THAT I WOULDKEEP YOU UP TO DATE ON ANY

NEW INFORMATION WE HAD ABOUTTHE TRANSITION OF THE

PROGRAM, ALL THOSE OTHERTHINGS.

WE DO HAVE SOME SPECIFICINFORMATION.

MY LAST DAILY SHOW PROGRAMWILL BE AUGUST 6th.

I WILL BE WEARING A SUIT.

I WILL MORE THAN LIKELY BESHOWERED, I'M SORRY, I WILL

BE WEARING OVERALLS AND IWON'T SHOWER.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

SO I HOPE THAT YOU WILL JOINUS FOR THAT PROGRAM AND AS A

MATTER OF FACT, YOU CANACTUALLY JOIN US HERE IN

REALITY ENTER A CHANCE TOWIN TICKETS TO MY FINAL

EPISODE OF THE DAILY SHOW IT'SGOING TO BE A PRETTY GOOD

EPISODE, I THINK.

YOU'D BE FLOWN TO NEW YORK, PUTUP IN A NICE HOTEL.

YOU MIGHT EVEN SIT HERE.

MAYBE I WILL GIVE YOU ALITTLE WHAT DO YOU CALL IT

THERE, SELFIES THERE.

AND ALL OF THE MONEY GOES TONIGHT OF TOO MANY STAR NEW

YORK COLLABORATES FORAUTISM.

GO TO OMAZE.COM/DAILYSHOW

AND THEN MAYBE I WILL SEE YOUHERE AUGUST 6th AND WE'LL

HAVE A NICE HUG. WE'LL HUG.

HERE IT IS, YOUR MOMENT OF ZEN.

>> ALL RIGHT. WOO.

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