Lame duck California congressman endorses Stephen Colbert

Merced Sun-StarJanuary 20, 2012 

It's not exactly a ringing endorsement, but lame duck Congressman Dennis Cardoza is apparently defecting to The Colbert Nation.

Cardoza, a Blue Dog Democrat, said in a blog post that once former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman dropped out of the Republican primaries on Monday, he had little choice but to endorse Stephen Colbert, Comedy Central's "comedic crusader."

He even used an exclamation point, so you know he's serious.

Calling Huntsman the "last sane, faithful, intelligent, non-flip flopping, non-rightwing nut" who was still standing, Cardoza said Colbert's comedic campaign draws attention to serious issues plaguing national politics. Most importantly, campaign finance: "If money truly equals 'free speech,' why should anyone listen to what an average voter has to say?," he wrote on the blog. "Want to put in your two cents? Sorry, the price just went up."

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