Monday, July 24, 2006

"I enjoy cocaine because..."

Start you week (or more likely, your Tuesday) off right with some great footage from the Colbert Report. In this segment of "Better Know a District", Stephen manages to get Rep. Bob Wexler to say "I enjoy cocaine because it's a fun thing to do". What, possibly, would be going through the head of a politician agreeing to go on this show? You know Colbert is going to make you look like a fool.

Radley Balko predicts that the continued embarrasment of lawmakers on the Colbert Report will result in congressional hearings on "disingenuous interviewing" within the next year. Sadly, it doesn't seem like an impossibility. These guys do not like to be the butt of jokes they just don't get. (Wexler's reaction is here.)


At 2:57 PM, Blogger Molly said...

I actually thought he did okay for a bit there. He managed to add a few statements of position into the ridiculous conversation, etc.

And then the conversation turned to cocaine and prostitutes.

I do feel glad to know that "If you combine [cocaine and prositutes] together, it's probably even more fun," though. So thank you, Wexler.

I hope Balko is wrong, but I somehow wouldn't be surprised if he weren't.

At 4:32 PM, Blogger Scott McC said...

I actually thought the best part was about running the cars on caribou meat. It's renewable!

At 8:28 PM, Blogger hutton said...

I sometimes get the feeling that there are some people out there who really take Colbert seriously and don't get the whole (fucking hilarious) act he's putting on.

I was talking to a more right-leaning friend of mine and he thought that 'This week in God' wasn't sarcastic...


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