Sunday, September 26, 2010

I don't see what the problem is with

having Stephen Colbert testify before congress, in character.
First off, compared to the usual ass hats brought in to make sworn testimony before congress he was a model of simplicity and candor, these would be the same committee rooms where once everyone from Joe McCarthy to John Ehrlichtman used to routinely lie and bluster.
Shee-it, Al Hodge (who used to play Captain Video on the Dumont network in the 1950's) gave testimony before a congressional committee on violence in children's television. Allegedly the committee counsel referred to him as "Captain" in a semi respectful tone.
As long as the Senators don't break character and start braying for an exclusive diet of baby-eating I don't see why witnesses should break character...

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