The Colbert Report

Season 3 Episode 116

Susan Sarandon

Aired Weekdays 11:30 PM Sep 18, 2007 on Comedy Central
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Susan Sarandon
Tonight Stephen welcomes actress and activist and the co-star of In the Valley of Elah, Susan Sarandon.

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    • TRIVIA (1)

    • QUOTES (4)

      • Ed Werbany Jr.: If you don't have a patriotic statue in front of your place of business, the terrorists win.
        Owner of the Tire Shop in New Jersey speaks about the need for patriotism

      • Stephen: I profile one of America's un-sung hereos. Sorry, sung hereos, you've already had your praise.

      • Stephen: …and it's tonight's Word: Let My People Go. The California Republican Party is repressed and discriminated against, just look at the polls. Every Presidential election year the state's 55 electoral college votes go to the Democratic candidate just because more people voted for him. (Or, in '08, her) Meanwhile, the wealthy white Republicans of places like Orange County are treated like a minority simply because they're not a majority. They must be under attack. Why else would so many of them live in gated communities? (Not zoned for moat?) Now they might as well have separate drinking fountains. (While and lily white) This system folks, this system of winner takes all the electoral votes is disenfranchising the California Republicans. (Though many own franchises) I believe that "the man" is keeping the California Republicans down, and being from California, "the man" is probably a tranny. (November surprise)

        Thankfully folks, help is on the way in the form of Thomas Hiltack, a while male Harriet Tubman with ties to the Republican Party and Swift Boat Veterans for Truth. Hiltack and his law firm are working to change the way electoral votes are awarded in California. Instead of winner take all, vote will be divvied up by congressional district. For instance, in the 2004 election, John Kerry won all 55 of California's electoral votes despite only winning, and boring to death, 54% of the popular vote there. ("Popular" not meant literally) But under this new system George Bush would have gotten 22 of California's electoral votes. That's the equivalent of winning Ohio. (Beats stealing it) Now if this new plan goes through it could alter the course of future Presidential elections. (By making them completely pointless) But it's not really about that, it's about the little people who will finally get a voice. So California, do the right thing. Stand up for your oppressed minorities, it is the right thing to do. (And the only way Republicans can win)

        And that's the Word.

      • Stephen: Tonight, California considers changes to their electoral system. They're going to limit it to six porn stars per election.

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    • ALLUSIONS (1)

      • The caption, "Dead Guest Talking," referring to guest Susan Sarandon, is a play on the movie Dead Man Walking, which starred Sarandon as a nun who becomes a spiritual advisor to a condemned prisoner on death row.

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