John Oliver’s ‘Last Week Tonight’ was away for the holiday weekend, but appeared on YouTube in a web-exclusive clip in which he found himself agreeing with one of the wildest contestants in the world. Republican Party on an unexpected issue.
That candidate was Kandiss Taylor, who lost Georgia’s GOP gubernatorial primary last week, where she ran on a platform of “Jesus, Guns, Babies” as well as a bizarre wish according to which “the days of fur are over when I am governor.”
“Honestly, that’s an all-time thing to say,” Oliver observed, then encouraged his viewers to try it for themselves:
“Walk into any room and announce, ‘The days of fur are over when I’m governor.’ Do it now and see if you don’t feel an electric surge of power. Don’t explain! Why should you? After all, you’re the governor ― and the furry days are over!
Furries are a community of fans who love anthropomorphized animals, including costumes as well as art, like this image Oliver shared of an otter version of himself:
Then the segment took an even stranger turn when Oliver shared the final plank of Taylor’s platform: an executive order to stand up to the “satanic cabal” and tear down a monument known as the Georgia Guidestones.
“That was his campaign’s closing argument,” Oliver said. “Raising the obvious question: Hey, Kandiss Taylor, what the fuck are you talking about?”
It turns out more than she would have imagined. Oliver dove deep into the Georgia Guidestones and discovered that if Taylor was wrong about the furs, she might be right to want those stones gone, even if it was for the wrong reason.
“This is where this play gets a little weird,” he promised, explaining a troubling issue regarding the Georgia Guidestones: