Saturday, April 19, 2008

Colbert politics

Polprint is squarely of the generation that gets its news from Comedy Central (the Daily Show, the Colbert Report). Well, she has a few other sources too. But it was fairly impressive that Stephen Colbert snagged Hillary Clinton, John Edwards and Barack Obama for cameos in the same half-hour.

Clinton's was the strangest--she appeared briefly to "fix" a technological glitch that Colbert was having. But then she didn't linger for questions...odd. Edwards, with his "haircare" (not healthcare) obsession, was hilarious, and Obama bantered acceptably.

But the truly bizarre spots were the commercials. Nancy Pelosi and Newt Gingrich appeared together, and Al Sharpton and Pat Robertson shared a couch. The sponsoring organization was the "Alliance for Climate Protection." Rather effective images, though they might need a sharper message than the fuzzy "save our planet now".

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