¡Ay Caramba! Stephen Colbert Interviews Lou Dobbs As Spanish Alter Ego [VIDEO]

Gimmicks are doing a good job of replacing writers on The Colbert Report, if last Thursday's interview with Lou Dobbs is any indication. Colbert turned the interview on its head with a hilarious conceit of interviewing Dobbs as his Spanish-language counterpart, "Esteban Colberto." Did hilarity ensue? Oh yes -- including an in-studio barbed-wire fence, which Dobbs viewed with approval: "It's very impressive, and better than some of the fence along our border now!"

Dobbs seemed to be taking it all in stride and enjoying himself, especially since Colberto was plugging his book, The War On The Middle Class. More to the point, Colbert conducted the entire interview in Spanish...and Dobbs answered in English. Also, dancing girls! I think Colbert rocks a purple blazer almost as well as Cindy McCain. High praise, that.

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