The Daily Show Comes to Austin By Ben Philpott • Feb 4, 2011 TweetShareGoogle+Email The Daily Show with Jon Stewart made a stop in Texas a few weeks back to tape a story on the Texas House Speaker's race. The reason for the trip was the inclusion of some anti-semitic messages in the campaign to oust current Speaker Joe Straus, who is Jewish. The segment aired Thursday night. Austin's state Representative Elliott Naishtat, who's also Jewish, was interviewed for the story but sadly didn't make the final cut. Tags: Joe Straus2011 Legislative SessionTweetShareGoogle+Email Related Content Medical Marijuana Is A Long Shot This Legislative Session By Nathan Bernier • Dec 24, 2010 Image courtesy eggrole http://www.flickr.com/photos/eggrole/4822581291/sizes/l/in/photostream/ While states like California and Washington debate the merits of legalizing marijuana for recreational use, Texas State Rep. Elliot Naishtat (D-Austin) couldn't even get a hearing on his conservative medical pot bill. Naishat's proposal wouldn't legalize marijuana, but it would permit judges and juries not to send legitimately sick people to jail if they're caught puffing weed on the advice of a doctor.