Thursday, March 15, 2007

How can such smart people be so stupid?

I have personal reasons for making that my title that maybe I'll go into another time. Thankfully, Representative Rahm Emanuel gives me another reason:

Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D-Ill.), the Democratic Caucus chairman, has told new Democratic members of Congress to steer clear of Stephen Colbert, or at least his satirical Comedy Central program, “The Colbert Report.”

“He said don’t do it … it’s a risk and it’s probably safer not to do it,” said Rep. Steve Cohen. But the freshman lawmaker from Tennessee taped a segment that last week was featured in the 32nd installment of the “Better Know a District” series. Colbert asked Cohen whether he was a black woman. He isn’t.

I don't believe I'm hearing this... wait, actually, I do. But it was my favorite Representative's appearance on the Colbert Report that helped make his profile more national, helped raise awareness about his campaign and helped get more support to the campaign. And this happened, may I add, at a time when the DCCC was all but ignoring us.

Colbert's over the top sarcasm is a joke. Most people get it now. Most people, that is, because apparently Rep. Rahmbo thinks it is politically risky to be on there. The sign of a true Clinton acolyte. How can someone so smart be so dumb?

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Anonymous Desh said...

Colbert has to be the hardest interview on television. Sure, it's satire, but it's still gotta take a lot of prep for someone to go on there and not make a fool of himself. The sort of politician who gets flustered easily is probably better of sticking with Jon Stewart.

10:47 AM  
Blogger Ruby K said...

Probably so, but anyone with a brain could figure out that someone "easily flustered" shouldn't be on there. Doesn't deserve the banning treatment from Rahm.

10:58 AM  

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