Stephen Colbert: "I Want to Praise Rick Scott's Praise of Rick Scott" (Video)

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Stephen Colbert of the Colbert Report says he's got a new favorite governor -- Rick Scott.

"Folks, I keep a close eye on America's Republican governors. They're like my children -- I always have a favorite," he said on yesterday's show. "But right now, my current favorite governor is Florida's Rick Scott, and folks, he is in trouble."

He said Scott's poll numbers would be better if he weren't so busy trying to kill Harry Potter, but he's not giving up on the governor.

Colbert says he's sending one of the prewritten letters the governor asked that people send to newspaper editors and reads the entire letter out loud.

"I'm so proud of this letter," Colbert said. "Which is why I'm giving a tip of my hat to Gov. Rick Scott -- for writing it."

He also explains that the letter is a good idea for the Tea Party.

"Now those anti-government Tea Partiers who elected Rick Scott can have the government write their letters for them," he said.

Then Colbert took a page out of the New Times playbook by presenting a solid alternative to the governor's prewritten letter.

"Well, folks, I want to praise Rick Scott's praise of Rick Scott," he said. "So I am posting a prewritten letter on colbertnation.com for you to print out, sign, and send to Florida newspapers. Don't worry, I'm not putting words in your mouth -- I have left blank spaces so you can fill in your real opinions of Gov. Scott."

Sure enough, you can print out your own prewritten letter from Colbert's website, with addresses to, ahem, a few Florida newspapers.

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Stephen Colbert's fill-in-the-blanks letter to Rick Scott

The segment on Rick Scott starts at around 1:45 in the video of last night's Colbert Report below:



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Wfusa
Wfusa

HE IS AN IDIOT AND PEOPLE OF FLORIDA ARE IN BIG TROUBLE!! THE PEOPLE WHO VOTED FOR HIS CRIMINAL SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF THEMSELVES.  RICK SCOTT MEANS NO GOOD FUTURE FOR FLORIDA. HOPE TE EST OF THE COUNTRY IS SMARTER!

Joe7
Joe7

No south florida papers, hmm.

skinnbones
skinnbones

Rick Scott is the going to bring the fall of Florida's education. He is a crook and a fraud!

Keystonebrotherb
Keystonebrotherb

remember when rick scott's company, Columbia/HCA was fined over 2 BILLION dollars?

remember when they pleaded guilty to 14 felony charges of FRAUD?remember when rick scott refused to answer questions under oath 75 times?

neither do i.

Virgil Starkwell
Virgil Starkwell

The best political satirist in the country. I've actually spoken to conservatives who have watched Colbert, like him and didn't realize that he was making fun of them.

These people I am referring to are college educated.  

Sing it
Sing it

It is hilarious, and I love Rick Scott, he's done everything he's said he would, which is why I would vote for him again, regardless of what the television or newspapers would tell me to do or vote for, can you imagine if that chick, whose name I can't remember, would have been elected instead? 

Calerasmussen
Calerasmussen

You are the reason why this state is falling appart, another uninformed voter.

KennyPowersII
KennyPowersII

Well at least we know what is lurking in your head, what we don't know is who you are, so the threat of you walking around as a time bomb of hate is frightening.

Sing it
Sing it

so me liking who you hate is really me hating? wow, ignorance is bliss.

SMDrPepper
SMDrPepper

He promises jobs, yet manages to lose THOUSANDS of them.  Yeah hes doing EVERYTHING he said.  Namely screw every single Floridian.

DDB9000
DDB9000

@Sing it...

Just the fact that you can't remember Scott's opponent and call her a 'chick' is proof enough of your stupidity, and that of many of Florida's voters. Scott is easily one of the most repulsive and evil politicians around these days. A rich, money-grubbing bastard that cares not one whit about the people of Florida...

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