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Colbert was the distraction

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Colbert was the distraction

You didn't think they were serious, did you?

Stephen Colbert did a great job, didn't he? He showed Congressional hearings for the farce that they are.

It didn't used to be that way. But even in the heyday of the Truman Committee, most Congressional committees were and are a waste of time. It's the public show to a very messy process.

For a moment, let's pretend that the committees actually serve a purpose other than allowing Congress critters to look concerned and important. So if that were true, what's the purpose of inviting a comedian in character to comment? It did exactly what it was supposed to do. It distracted you from the real questions behind "immigration reform."

You've been played. This time it was the Democrats. Next time it may well be the Republicans.

Posted: Mon - September 27, 2010 at 11:54 AM

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