I normally don’t watch the Colbert Report because Stephen Colbert‘s so good at imitating bombastic talkshow hosts he reminds me of the real thing and I hate those SOBs. But since Dorgan was on and talking about North Dakota, I stuck with it.
Regardless of whether you ride an elephant or an ass donkey, you gotta love it when the nation notices that there is a North Dakota. And the senator took full advantage of the limelight to bring North Dakota into the conversation. I think he mentioned the state at least five times in what was just a five-minute interview, which was mostly about the credit crisis, banking deregulation and this bookÂ (Not trying to hawk his book, but apparently there are no reviews online. He’s too busy for a book tour, I guess.).
Colbert gave Dorgan credit for foreseeing the consequences of the deregulation during one of those lulls where he’s out of character, the character being an obnoxious fool like Bill O’Reilly or that more obnoxious and evenÂ bigger fool Glenn Beck. I noted a while back that Time magazine had given the same credit.
This time, he’s asking things like, “To be fair, you are the senator from North Dakota. Do you guys have ATMs yet?” or “What else do they do in North Dakota? There’s growing wheat,Â I know that.” Haha.
Dude. We have nukes. (See The Onion.)
The senator went on to invite Colbert and his studio audience to come to North Dakota, with Colbert paying for the tickets. They applauded like crazy, which is either sarcasm or genuine enthusiasm. The last time we had a national media figure mock us, I believe we, by which I mean Grand Forks, named a machine that pumps poo after him.