Best of the Week: The Colbert Report on Santorum, Shatner, and more…
March 3, 2012 Leave a comment
MONDAY (Feb. 27, 2012)
Stephen Colbert deconstructed the campaigns of Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney as they battled over Michigan, including Romney’s “speech of a lifetime” at Detroit’s Ford Field.
Mitt really connected with those empty seats by also being plastic and uncomfortable.
Obama thinks everybody should go to college like he did. Well, pardon me, your highness, but some of us weren’t handed a ticket to Harvard by being the biracial son of a single mother on food stamps. Must be nice. Rick Santorum understands the real American Dream, that if you work hard enough, your children can have fewer opportunities than you did.
TUESDAY (Feb. 28, 2012)
It’s the 1000th episode of The Colbert Report! During the course of the celebrations, the show turns its comic lens outward, exposing some of the crazy that’s happening on the level of the state legislatures. For starters, there’s Indiana Representative Bob Morris attacking the Girl Scouts, and for finishers there’s New Hampshire Representative Kyle Jones attacking labor lunch break laws. It’s frightening, as this country has been shaped so much by these crazy folk on the local level.
WEDNESDAY (Feb. 29, 2012)
Colbert plays pomposity. William Shatner exudes pomposity, but he knows it and has fun with it, which made the interview an entertaining back-and-forth.
COLBERT: Did you know you were beautiful?
SHATNER: I did. And I gloried in every moment of it. Why do you use the past tense?
THURSDAY (Mar. 1, 2012)
The best of the best of the week is the expose of the voter suppression rules enacted by Republicans in Florida. In this episode, Florida Secretary of State Kurt Browning goes after teacher Dawn Quarles for registering some of her students who want to vote.