Wisconsin's Feingold Wins Support On "The Daily Show"

Senator Russ Feingold's call for censuring President Bush hasn't won much support in Congress ... but he won a backer Wednesday night in Jon Stewart, host of cable television's "The Daily Show."

The Wisconsin Democrat appeared on the Comedy Central show ... and Stewart told him he likes the censure idea because -- quote -- "This feels like some attempt at accountability."

He added that he hopes some of Feingold's colleagues still let him eat at the lunch table.

Stewart is a liberal who nonetheless skewers both Democrats and Republicans, and he's popular among younger viewers. Feingold's appearance could help him broaden his appeal for a potential 2008 presidential campaign.

On the show, Feingold restates his position that Congress makes the laws and the president signs and enforces them but can't just make them up.

Feingold's resolution would censure the president for authorizing a warrantless surveillance program, which the senator contends is illegal, rather than making use of a law covering such wiretaps. The White House argues that Bush was authorized to do so under his powers as commander in chief