“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.” Continue reading
The Pandora’s box that President Obama has opened with the release of the torture memo’s has caused quite a stir in the Catholic blogosphere. Nonetheless the stealth Catholic, comedian Stephen Colbert, has geniusely made a humorous rendition of the logic floating around Washington on the torture controversy. Biretta tip to Mark Shea.