Justice Stevens pwns Stephen Colbert!

The SuperPAC that Stephen Colbert created and then handed off to Jon Stewart (so that Colbert could run for the presidency of the United States of South Carolina) continues to make political waves. Yesterday, Colbert interviewed the Supreme Court Justice who nearly prevented it from coming into existence: John Paul Stevens, the now-retired Justice who wrote the dissent in Citizens United.

Watch the whole thing – it’s an interesting interview, and at the end, Stevens manages one of the most successful zingers I’ve ever seen in an interview conducted by Colbert. :D

Bonus video: Colbert on Morning Joe talking about Super PACs, “coordination,” and Newt Gingrich. I was literally laughing out loud watching this.

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4 Comments . Leave a comment below.
  1. Great Stuff

    What Colbert (and Stewart) are doing to hilariously highlight the ridiculous pretense that Super PACs are truly independent of campaigns is satire at its very best. And a genuine service to democracy in our country.

    • Fabulous, great point

      Humor is a lethal weapon when wielded by an expert.

      Earlier generations learned this from Mark Twain and Will Rogers. Today’s voters are getting schooled by Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert.

      Bring it on!

      • One of my favorite quotes from Mark Twain...

        Irreverence is the champion of liberty and its only sure defense.

        In honor of that, I give you my first limerick of the 2012 cycle:

        Newt Gingrich is roaring like a toothless old bear,
        Santorum’s Google problem keeps him up in the air,
        Mitt Romney’s a putz,
        And Ron Paul’s just plain nuts,
        Their most logical choice is the satirist: Colbert!

  2. Voltaire is applauding

    The decision to keep the “h” silent.

    With good manners and proper pronunciation, one can achieve almost anything.

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