Wash. Mayor Sending Jon Stewart Key To City

Stewart declines to accept in person

Thursday, Oct 15, 2009  |  Updated 12:45 AM EDT
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Jon Stewart Wins Key to Wash. City

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Jon Stewart has been offered a key to the city.

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BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — The mayor of Bellingham says "Daily Show" host Jon Stewart is getting a key to the city. But he won't be traveling to the northwestern Washington city to accept it.

Mayor Dan Pike says representatives of Stewart's talent agency told him that Stewart appreciated the offer to come get the key but was too busy to accept. Pike made the offer after the mayor of Mount Vernon decided to give Fox News commentator Glenn Beck a key to that city.

Pike tells The Bellingham Herald that he's not disappointed by Stewart's decision because the point of the offer was to spark community discussion. He says he still plans to send Stewart a key to the city.

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Information from: The Bellingham Herald, http://www.bellinghamherald.com

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