"I don't want a tomato picked by a Mexican," Colbert testified. "I want it picked by an American, sliced by a Guatemalan . . . and served in a spa where a Chilean gives me a Brazilian."
September 24, 2010 9:28 AM Subscribe
This morning comedian Stephen Colbert testified before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Refugees, and Border Security, where he appeared as a witness on the issue of migrant farm work. He did so in character: "a fake blowhard before a panel of real pontificators. "It's unclear upon how many members of the committee the joke was lost." [Video | 05:19].
"'Maybe we should spend less time watching Comedy Central and more time thinking about real jobs that are out there,' grumbled Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), who added that he respects American workers who 'prefer the aroma of fresh dirt than the sewage of American elitists.'
Colbert smiled wide, obviously respecting the dig, as the gallery murmured."*
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