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Colbert on the HermanCain Hurricane

Herman Cain releases a campaign ad showing his chief of staff taking a drag on a cigarette. Stephen Colbert takes it to the next level:

UPDATE: Colbert wasn’t the only person making fun of Cain’s ad. CNN rates the various parodies and shows their favorites.

UPDATE 2: Cain defends the ad.

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  1. TENTHIRTYTWO wrote:

    I’m not sure anything sums up what Fox News really is better than the question Megyn Kelly asked the guy:

    Megyn Kelly: “Were you trying to appeal to, you know, folks who are out there, you know, living their lives, working the farm, working in Detroit, that kind of thing as opposed to the East and West Coast elite, people in media circles who shun smoking and, you know, sort of real American things?”

    Thursday, October 27, 2011 at 7:44 am | Permalink
  2. Arthanyel wrote:

    Brilliant work by Colbert’s team. And hilarious.

    That’s what Cain gets for csancelling on him twice. Anyone with a brain (which Cain apparently doesn’t have) knows that you don’t book a gig on Colbert and then cancel without him lampooining you for the next year :-) And to do it twice?

    Cain will be lucky if ColbertSuperPac doesn’t start running commercials “for” him.

    Thursday, October 27, 2011 at 9:50 am | Permalink
  3. Don wrote:

    Hilarious!! Well, with Colbert’s SPAC “backing” him, I’m guessing Cain will rue the day he stood up Colbert. Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy (both of them – fodder for Colbert and the smiley guy in the ad).

    By the way, did you know there is a Colbert wing at the Louvre?

    Thursday, October 27, 2011 at 10:56 am | Permalink
  4. Falkelord wrote:

    http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/politics/2011/10/26/moos-cain-smoking-ad-parodies.cnn

    Grats to Conan on pulling out the Bong (like anyone here is surprised), but a fantastic lampoon by Jimmy on the voice over.

    Thursday, October 27, 2011 at 12:09 pm | Permalink
  5. Duckman wrote:

    Colbert for president

    Thursday, October 27, 2011 at 2:45 pm | Permalink
  6. Arthanyel wrote:

    Jon Stewart for President. That could work. Colbert would be funny but a disaster :-)

    Thursday, October 27, 2011 at 4:00 pm | Permalink
  7. David Freeman wrote:

    Stewart would be a disaster too. But Stewart would be a fantastic press secretary for president Bernie Sanders!

    Thursday, October 27, 2011 at 5:59 pm | Permalink
  8. starluna wrote:

    Stewart and Colbert are already doing a necessary service to the country.

    Friday, October 28, 2011 at 8:00 am | Permalink
  9. Don wrote:

    Right on, Starluna!!

    Friday, October 28, 2011 at 11:15 am | Permalink
  10. Iron Knee wrote:

    Yeah, why waste them on being politicians? We’ve already got Al Franken for that.

    Friday, October 28, 2011 at 3:15 pm | Permalink

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