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Eleanor Holmes Norton on the Power of Colbert

March 2, 2009

There is something very genuine about the moment when (soon to be voting) Rep. Holmes Norton talks about Stephen Colbert at the end of this clip.  Often people talk about how scary the statistics about how many people get their news from Stewart and Colbert are, but this is a good demonstration of their potential impact (for good).  The clip at this link is definitely worth the 54 seconds it takes to watch.

via Stephen Colbert Credited For Raising Awareness Of DC Vote Effort.

“Stephen Colbert has done more than any other single human being to inform the country, which was largely ignorant of the fact that we do not have the vote. I tell my constituents – you don’t owe it to me, you don’t owe it to DC Vote, you owe it to Colbert. You want to talk about sacrifices I’ve made, I’ll let the man beat up on me anytime he wants to just to get the word out.”

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