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Colbert Lampoons Koch Brothers at Time Gala

 
 
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 Time Magazine just released its annual list of the 100 most influential people in America, and for the gala, invited Stephen Colbert to speak (he's on the list). Because it wouldn't be accurate reporting if Time hadn't included at least one of the Koch Brothers, who are influencing American politics to become ever-right with their deep coffers, David Koch is also on the list—and Colbert took the opportunity to point it out. From his speech, over at Time:

 

 

Of course, all of us should be honored to be listed on the TIME 100 alongside the two men who will be slugging it out in the fall:  President Obama, and the man who would defeat him, David Koch.

Give it up everybody.  David Koch.

Little known fact -- David, nice to see you again, sir.

Little known fact, David's brother Charles Koch is actually even more influential.  Charles pledged $40 million to defeat President Obama, David only $20 million.  That's kind of cheap, Dave.

Sure, he's all for buying the elections, but when the bill for democracy comes up, Dave's always in the men's room.  I'm sorry, I must have left Wisconsin in my other coat.

I was particularly excited to meet David Koch earlier tonight because I have a Super PAC, Colbert Super PAC, and I am -- thank you, thank you -- and I am happy to announce Mr. Koch has pledged $5 million to my Super PAC.  And the great thing is, thanks to federal election law, there's no way for you to ever know whether that's a joke.

By the way, if David Koch likes his waiter tonight, he will be your next congressman.

 

It's so awesome that Colbert did this to his face. Comedy is indeed a vessel through which to see truth! Read the full speech here.

 

 

AlterNet / By Julianne Escobedo Shepherd

Posted at April 26, 2012, 8:09am

 
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