The Colbert Report

Season 5 Episode 72

Senator Byron Dorgan

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Aired Weekdays 11:30 PM Jun 01, 2009 on Comedy Central
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Senator Byron Dorgan
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Tonight Stephen welcomes North Dakota Senator and author of Reckless!: How Debt, Deregulation, and Dark Money Nearly Bankrupted America (And How We Can Fix It!), Byron Dorgan. Also, Stephen talks with CNN chief legal correspondent Jeffrey Toobin about diversity on the Supreme Court.
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    • Stephen: Well, folks, I am ready for the trip. As they say, when at the Persian Gulf, do as the Persians do. Which is why I picked up a box of their official "Sheik condoms" (holds up a box of durex condoms called Sheik). Or as they call them,"Penis burkhas".
      They're ribbed for the pleasure that she is not legally allowed to admit experiencing.

    • Stephen: Tonight: Will Republicans block the appointment of Sonia Sotamayor? And if so, will they lose their Latino voter? Then: More details on my trip to the Persian Gulf. Apparently you can see where I'm going from Sarah Palin's house. And my guest Byron Dorgan says deregulation causes the economic crisis. I assume deregulation is a fancy word for poor people. Congratulations to Conan O'Brien on his first show tonight, which I believe starts at midnight. This is the Colbert Report.

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    • Stephen Colbert: Let me point out something to you, sir:... [Sotomayor]'s a Puerto Rican, grew up in New York City [housing] projects in the 1950s, and that can only mean one thing: she's a Shark... and you know Scalia's a Jet...

      Stephen's train of thought inserts Justice Sonia Sotomayor into West Side Story, a Broadway musical (and later feature film), based on William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, set in the streets of New York City in the 1950s. In the musical, the Montagues and Capulets are replaced with two rival street gangs; the Anglo/Euro-American Jets, and the Puerto Rican Sharks.

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