The Colbert Report

Season 4 Episode 12

Charles Nesson

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Aired Weekdays 11:30 PM Jan 24, 2008 on Comedy Central
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Tonight Stephen welcomes Harvard law professor Charles Nesson, who want to make online poker legal again.

Also Stephen talks with Mother Jones columnist Debra Dickerson about Bill Clinton's tactics regarding race.

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      • Colbert: What would the tuition be for your poker university online?
        Nesson: Poker U online is going to be an open, completely free way of engaging people, and when I say poker online...
        (Stephen interjects)
        Colbert: By the way, poker online means something different if you put that into a google search. So, I'd be careful how you throw that online.

      • Dickerson: I sort of see a former president tarnishing his legacy...So I am very, very suspicious of the former president's motives and behavior right now. He's right up to the line.
        Colbert: Then, why are you supporting him? Are you suspicious of yourself?
        Dickerson: I'm not supporting him. What are you basing this on?
        Colbert: Well, if I'm mischaracterizing your position, I apologize but I'm going to continue to mischaracterize it. Is that alright? Because if I say that I'm wrong, well, then, I'll lose this argument.
        Dickerson: Right. (continues on with her topic) I am an equal opportunity critic…I will go on record as saying I am not an Edwards supporter.
        Colbert: Why? Because he's white and a man?
        Dickerson: Um, no. (laughing) Even you can't take you sometimes.
        (Stephen breaks character and laughs at this.)

      • Dickerson: I am on record as being very critical of the [former] president...In the last two weeks, I have referred to former President Clinton's behavior as being sphincter like.
        Colbert: I did not know that that was a recognized adjective. That is actually very inventive. I might need to add that to my vocabulary.

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