Monday, July 24, 2006
By Steven L. Taylor

Via the AP: Congressman jokes about cocaine on TV

Backed into an uncomfortable corner, Rep. Robert Wexler stared straight into the camera and proclaimed that he enjoys cocaine and prostitutes “because it’s a fun thing to do.”

Comedian Stephen Colbert, host of Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report,” prodded the congressman to “say a few things that would really lose the election for you if you were contested.” Saying “this is just kidding,” he asked Wexler to complete this sentence: “I enjoy cocaine because … ”

Caught off guard and squirming a bit, the Florida Democrat said, “I enjoy cocaine because it’s a fun thing to do.”

You want video? We’ve got video:

These guys do know who Colbert is, don’t they?

Another example that raises that question: here.

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4 Responses to “And They Go on Colbert, Because?”

  1. Outside The Beltway | OTB Says:

    Robert Wexler Enjoys Cocaine and Prostitutes (Video)

    Florida Congressman Robert Wexler went on the Colbert Show to explain why he enjoys cocaine and prostitutes, preferably at the same time. Here’s the video:

    Steven Taylor wonders, “These guys do know who Colbert is, don’t they?” …

  2. Kingdaddy Says:

    What’s especially painful about this clip is how Colbert is able to cajole Wexler into repeating the line, “I like cocaine because it’s a great deal of fun,” until he gets it right–i.e., it sounds like the sort of career-ending statement a cornered Congressman might make.

    Sigh. The Democratic Party: can’t live with it, can’t live without it.

  3. Kingdaddy Says:

    Whoops, I got the quote wrong: “…Because it’s a fun thing to do.”

  4. B. Minich Says:

    Wow. Colbert is a GENIUS.

    I’ve really got to watch that show. Or at least Ti-Vo it.

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