October 1, 2010

Commentary: Colbert's testimony proves Congress doesn't get it

It must have been a dream come true for Stephen Colbert, the Comedy Channel talk show host, who is not really a talk show host but a comedian playing an eccentric talk show host who's sort of a Fox News commentator with a few extra I.Q. points. He was invited to Congress (a House subcommittee on labor) to testify about the plight of farm workers, having been one of the celebrities invited by farm workers' organizations to spend a day as a laborer. That was enough to get him the invite to Capitol Hill, where members of the House and Senate just love to rub elbows with celebrities.

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