Funny how it works
Re “Majority leader found Colbert embarrassing,” Sept. 27, and “Taking satire right into Congress,” Sept. 25
So poor House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) was embarrassed by comedian Stephen Colbert’s congressional testimony?
I noticed, as I watched Colbert’s most brilliantly written and executed performance, that a number of others shared Hoyer’s sentiment. How deeply sad that these men and women of such self-importance can’t bring themselves to recognize the value of his appearance. The truth is that very little national attention would have been brought to this hearing had he not been there.
I’m sure that what he said made many who saw it laugh — but also think about this most important issue.
I have often laughed (in a disgusted way) at what has been said and done, or not done, by those in Congress. Isn’t it a shame that Hoyer and his cohorts aren’t embarrassed by that?
MAN OF THE HOUR: Stephen Colbert took his act to Capitol Hill, but not everyone was amused.