December 13, 2006

Hare appears on Colbert

If this is the "appearance" that staffers and others have been talking about, it was hardly worth mentioning.

Tonight's "Colbert Report" had a segment which showed Colbert during his visit to a meeting of the incoming freshman congress members. It showed Hare for about 1/2 second craning his neck to get a better view at one point. Then later in the segment, it showed short cuts of Colbert working the room, shaking hands with various congress members and asking their names and district, after which a map would flash on screen with the district highlighted for a fraction of a second.

Colbert met about a dozen congressmen and women and had a comment afterwards during this part of the segment, then toward the end, the put together even quicker cuts of him meeting someone, saying their district number and telling them that they're now "better known", since meeting him.

One of these was Hare again. Nearly all the 20 or so congressmen Colbert met were standing, but they showed Hare sitting and Colbert said, "The 17th" and the map flashed for 1/10th of a second, and it was on to a few more quick cuts and the piece was over.

So.... Phil got about 2 seconds of air time, didn't say a word, and Colbert never mentioned his name, but did mention the district number.

Is this the big hyped "appearance" that's been touted? If so, it was rather sad, but had a brief sort of interest, kind of like catching that a caller to a cable talk show is from Davenport or something.

Or is Hare still weighing an actual offer to appear on "Better Know a District"?


At 12/13/2006 8:13 AM, Blogger Robbie C. said...

I saw the bit last night. It was funny indeed.

From the campaign people I talked to, he was asked to do an actual segment. No word on if he ever made a decision, but I don't think this is what was being thrown around last week.


At 12/13/2006 8:28 AM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

Thanks Robbie.

By the way, what's up with the seemingly random gobbledygook letters at the bottom of your comments? Just curious.

At 12/13/2006 11:10 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hare declined the request to appear on the Cobert Report -- as a studio guest. Can't say I blame him.

At 12/13/2006 9:16 PM, Blogger Robbie C. said...

TID - finally someone asks. I have been doing it on various blogs for weeks...

It is the verification word. I hate verification words. They take up valuable milliseconds of my life. Its my little mini protest against them. I make everyone else waste their milliseconds by reading them.


At 12/13/2006 10:23 PM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

What a rebel.

Good luck with that.


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