Idaho's day on the 'Daily Show:' a Crapo cameo appearance

Idahoans who are only casual viewers of 'The Daily Show' probably tuned in Thursday night to see the Comedy Central program's treatment of J.R. Simplot Co. and the infamous two-headed trout.

But if you just tuned in for the trout, you may have missed a Mike Crapo sighting.

Idaho's senior senator made a brief appearance as host Jon Stewart ripped Senate Republicans for their kid-glove treatment of JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon.

Crapo gets off light compared to Senate Banking Committee colleague Bob Corker, R-Tenn., the object of much of Stewart's ridicule. But Crapo's questioning won't go down as a grilling — at least as Comedy Central spliced it together: "What should the function of the (bank) regulators be? ... What other areas of oversight would be the most effective for us?"

And to answer the question posed by Stewart's segment, Crapo did receive a campaign donation from JP Morgan Chase's political action committee: $5,000, during his 2010 re-election campaign.

Here's the video (Crapo appears at about the one-minute mark):

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