The Colbert Report

Season 4 Episode 136

David Frum

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Aired Weekdays 11:30 PM Oct 22, 2008 on Comedy Central
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Tonight Stephen welcomes former speechwriter for President Bush and author of Comeback: Conservatism That Can Win Again, David Frum.

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      • Stephen Colbert: In fact, McCain mentions 'Joe the Plumber' so much, I'm afraid he's addicted to crack (shows picture of someone's behind with his pants slipped revealingly low.

      • Stephen: Tonight: John McCain reaches out to the middle class and offers them a butterscotch. And: I look at the new fall movie trailers. I give them two thumbs…where the sun don't shine. Then my guest David Frum wrote a book about how conservatism can win again. It takes place in the 1980s. I swim against the Tide, with bleach alternative! This is the Colbert Report!

      • Stephen: I for one appreciate the McCain campaign treating us like children. McCain will bring us back to a simpler time, a time when you could identify your neighbors' jobs by the hats they wore. Like Stan the fireman, Bill the cowboy and Jose the stereotype.

      • Stephen: Don't throw in the towel, don't say McCain can't win, we could find out anything about Obama. He could have an undocumented, cannibal babysitter.
        David Frum: Politics starts with reality. McCain can't…
        Stephen: Not with the politics of the last eight years, my friend.

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