Mr. Colbert Goes to Washington

When I saw the headline that Stephen Colbert, of Comedy Central, had testified before Congress, I thought it must be a joke. Well, it was a joke alright, but he was actually called to testify about illegal (sorry, undocumented) farm workers by Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), chair of the House Judiciary Committee's subcommittee on immigration. Can the Democrats really be that unserious about governance and the legislative process? Instead of reading bills they call in a comedian, turning the Capitol into a prop for a publicity stunt by Comedy Central. Just another venue to further a comedian's career. But it's OK because Colbert was not sworn in, so he could not be held in contempt of Congress for anything he said. It's time for the American people to hold Congress in contempt. The Democrats already have one failed comedian in their midst (the junior senator from Minnesota), and now this. It is time to return the adults to power.

Henry Percy is the nom de guerre for a technical writer living in Arizona. He may be reached at
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