The Colbert Report

Season 4 Episode 3

Matt Taibbi

Aired Weekdays 11:30 PM Jan 09, 2008 on Comedy Central
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Matt Taibbi
Tonight Stephen welcomes political reporter and author of Smells Like Dead Elephants: Dispatches from a Rotting Empire, Matt Taibbi.

Also Stephen talks with former Arkansas Governor and Republican Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee.

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    • QUOTES (6)

      • Stephen: "We've lulled our opponents into a false sense of confidence." Oh yes. Oh-ho-ho-ho. Everything is going according to plan. Those fools! They think they can win - by winning!"

      • Stephen: How about out-sourcing jobs?
        Mike Huckabee: As long as it isn't mine.
        Stephen: Ditto.

      • Stephen: Will you hunt Osama Bin Laden all the way into hell?
        Mike Huckabee: And beyond. I will charge hell with a water pistol, if necessary.

      • Stephen: We here at The Report will be giving you 24 hour coverage of the Scientolog-isation of Will Smith, until such time as I am sued by the Church of Scientology for doing so.

      • Stephen: That really eats up the time. That is a clock gobbler.

      • Stephen Colbert: I mean it was an incredible comeback. I mean it had been almost 6 days before she was the presumed nominee of the Democratic party, I mean, what an almost week in the desert that must have been for her.
        But it was a comeback. And I've got to tell you, it makes me mad. And it makes me mad at you! And I am sorry but did the pundits not make ourselves clear? Four years ago we told you it was going to be McCain in 08. Four months ago we were very clear it was going to be CLinton and Guiliani in 08. Then four days ago we were just as clear that it was going to be Obama and Huckabee in 08.... and then you go ahead and vote for Clinton?
        I mean if you keep voting the way you want raher than the way we tell you you want, well then pundits are just going to stop telling you how to think!

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      • The Ellen DeGeneres Show

        Stephen dances along with the audience in a similar way as Ellen DeGeneres does at the start of her show.

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