Watch: Colbert and Tom Hanks Taste RNC Chair Reince Priebus’ Recipe for Disaster

If you’re following the election, you’re probably aware that the Republican National Convention is swiftly approaching, or as "Late Show" host Stephen Colbert puts it, “The toboggan ride is rapidly approaching the oak tree.”

While voters may be worried about the outcome of the convention, just consider RNC Chair Reince Priebus. “Reince appears to be in a really tough spot right now. As his party approaches a contested convention, it appears to be going up in flames," said Colbert.

Priebus explained the GOP's predicament to Talking Points Memo: “Sometimes you can’t fix it. Sometimes you can just take a seven-alarm fire and make it into a four-alarm fire. It’s still burning, but not as bad as it was."

“You understand how fire departments work, right?” Colbert asked. “You can’t just say you put a dent in it.”

However, Priebus insists everything’s fine and that his job is actually “fun.”

“People assume oh, are you—you must be miserable. You've got a horrible job. But I don't see it that way,” Priebus said in a CNN interview. “I'm not pouring Baileys in my cereal, I’m not sitting here trying to find a Johnnie Walker. I mean, this is...this is fun,” he stammered.

Colbert didn’t buy it. “I'm not pouring Baileys in my cereal is a very specific reference to something you are not doing. We care about you, Reince Priebus. I need to know about any other very specific things you are not doing.”

However, he was curious about the recipe, so he pulled out a box of Lucky Charms, put some in a bowl and then poured Bailey's over it.

Guest Tom Hanks joked it was so good he’d never vote Democrat again. Colbert said that the concoction would be "served at the convention as part of the suicide pact."

Enjoy this piece?

… then let us make a small request. AlterNet’s journalists work tirelessly to counter the traditional corporate media narrative. We’re here seven days a week, 365 days a year. And we’re proud to say that we’ve been bringing you the real, unfiltered news for 20 years—longer than any other progressive news site on the Internet.

It’s through the generosity of our supporters that we’re able to share with you all the underreported news you need to know. Independent journalism is increasingly imperiled; ads alone can’t pay our bills. AlterNet counts on readers like you to support our coverage. Did you enjoy content from David Cay Johnston, Common Dreams, Raw Story and Robert Reich? Opinion from Salon and Jim Hightower? Analysis by The Conversation? Then join the hundreds of readers who have supported AlterNet this year.

Every reader contribution, whatever the amount, makes a tremendous difference. Help ensure AlterNet remains independent long into the future. Support progressive journalism with a one-time contribution to AlterNet, or click here to become a subscriber. Thank you. Click here to donate by check.

alternet logo

Tough Times

Demand honest news. Help support AlterNet and our mission to keep you informed during this crisis.