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Colbert Report and Daily Show Skewer Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Hearings

02/04/10-by Bridgette P. LaVictoire

“Next thing you know, they’ll be freebasing spinach.”  Last night, Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart took on the Senate’s hearings regarding Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.  Taking on Senator John McCain’s flip on the subject of hearing from the top military leaders regarding repeal of DADT, Colbert noted that we had only heard from the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Secretary of Defense and the Commander in Chief by noting that “we haven’t heard a peep from the Commandant of the Coast Guard, the Chief of Naval Operations, Cap’n Crunch, Major Garrett, Sgt. Slaughter, Lt. Dan, ‘Private Practice,’ or Col. Sanders.”  He forgot that we had not heard anything from Admiral Akhbar or General Mills.  Colbert also went after Senator Chambliss by running old Popeye cartoons.  Though, it should be noted that a sailor without a tattoo seems somehow…astereotypical.  Meanwhile, Stewart and company went after the policy of letting old people serve in the Senate.

The repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell is heavily backed by the American people.  Polls show roughly three in four Americans support repeal.

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