Colbert to Testify Before Congress?
Steven L. Taylor
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Via the Daily Caller: Stephen Colbert to testify before House immigration subcommittee Friday
Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert is slated to testify at a congressional hearing Friday on immigration titled “Protecting America’s Harvest.”
One Republican source said Colbert will be testifying “in character,” the Bill O’Reilly-like muse Colbert uses for his show.
While I find Colbert amusing and will confess that Congressional hearings are frequently a joke, this strikes me as ridiculous.
About Steven L. Taylor
Steven L. Taylor is a Professor of Political Science and a College of Arts and Sciences Dean. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective.
He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog).
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Geez, is the guy going to end up in-character as President or something?
No, this is good. Because I still had some slight shred of respect for Congress. It’s a relief to lower that respect number all the way to zero.
I love Colbert. But what is he doing hanging out with a troupe of baboons?
Franken set the precedent.