“Every time congress makes a law, it’s a joke. Every time congress makes a joke, it’s a law”.
A fitting ending to the 111th Congress was having Stephen Colbert testify regarding migrant workers. The Christian Science Monitor had a story on this bizarre episode entitled Stephen Colbert Congressional Testimony: Why Was He Invited?
He was invited by the subcommittee Chairwoman Zoe Lofgren, a liberal Democrat from California representing a very liberal congressional district. She thought that inviting Colbert to testify would get some publicity for her subcommittee. Well it certainly did that! Colbert’s testimony was so off-color that Steny Hoyer Democrat Majority Leader in the House on Sunday said: “His testimony was not appropriate. I think it was an embarrassment for Mr. Colbert more than the House.”