Monday, September 27, 2010

Congress makes a mockery of itself (again)

Posted By on Mon, Sep 27, 2010 at 2:41 PM

Why our moronic representatives asked a comedian to testify on the issue of migrant farm workers is beyond me. As far as I can tell, the act furthers what Mark Twain started to say with this quote: "Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself."

Though, Stephen Colbert, the comedian in question, did make a few good points. For instance, he asked Congress, "What would Jesus do about migrant farm workers?"

Watch Colbert's testimony. By the way, he testified in character.

Rhiannon "Rhi" Bowman is an independent journalist who contributes snarky commentary on Creative Loafing's CLog blog four days a week in addition to writing for several other local media organizations. Additionally, she's on the steering committee for the Greater Charlotte Society of Professional Journalists. To learn more, click the links or follow Rhi on Twitter.

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