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A lot was made of Stephen Colbert testifying in Congress as a witness. Bringing him in to talk about immigration was surely a Democrat’s idea, but even some of them had doubts about it. If someone’s going to come in and basically do their show biz bit then it’s really not adding to the debate, or to a solution. The guy has credible viewpoints and he can usually find a way to make a good point plus, he’s hilarious. However, testifying as an expert when you’re not an expert is only good for ratings. I think some of the Democrats joined with Republicans scoffing at the idea of Colbert testifying. I think some Republicans might have been confused and thought the guy was being serious and was one of their supporters.
In case you’re not in the know: Colbert plays a smart aleck, full of himself, ridiculous, conservative talk show host, thus making the point on all issues taken up by the left…..kinda like Rush Limbaugh (except Limbaugh isn’t acting).
So while having a comedian demean the high standards of Congress (shut up), Ahmadinejad address the United Nations. Unfortunately, Adhadinejad is a “legitimate” leader of a nation…a very important nation. So no matter how much of a wacky, crazy nutjob he may be, he gets his air time.
Here’s the rough.
Dammit. I hate it when the rough actually turns out better than the final version.