Charlotte was the subject of a bit of comedic ribbing from Jon Stewart on Tuesday's edition of The Daily Show after President Obama used the Queen City to describe the size of the Libyan rebel stronghold of Benghazi.
"If we had waited one more day, Benghazi — a city nearly the size of Charlotte — could have suffered a massacre that would have reverberated across the region and stained the conscience of the world," Obama said in his Monday speech defending U.S. military action. "It was not in our national interest to let that happen."
"Although, I have to ask: Is there a massacre of a city the size of Charlotte that is in our national interest? .... And is it Charlotte?"
Expect the number of jokes appearing on national television at Charlotte's expense to increase as the state's largest city gears up to host the 2012 Democratic National Convention.