EPISODE NUMBER: 17144 (August 29, 2012)
GUEST: Herman Cain
EXCLUSIVES: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3
SEGMENTS: RNC 2012 – The Road to Jeb Bush 2016 – Hurricane Isaac Media Coverage | Ann Romney & Reince Priebus | We Built It | Aasif Mandvi & Convention Themes | The Republican Platform | Moment of Zen – Reince Priebus Photo Op
SUIT REPORT: Black suit | White shirt | Red tie | Classic!
VIDEOS: Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Welcome back, everyone. I feel a little unsure of what this week will bring. The banner on Colbert Nation says there will be new episodes from Tuesday through Friday, but the guest list has no TBD for Friday, nor does the Late Night TV Page (although it does have one for Jon’s Friday show). So who knows what’s going on? I’ll assume that the banner is right, and as soon as there’s any news, I’ll update this BKAG.
What I do know is that I can’t wait for Stephen’s reappearance. He has a banquet of tasty topics to choose from, thanks to the Republicans. You have Akins’s “legitimate rape” comment; Isaac at the RNC (caused by God? Or just the bad judgment to hold the convention in Florida during hurricane season?); the Mittster’s little “joke” about no one asking to see his birth certificate because everyone knows where he was born (but what about the tax returns, Mitt, what about the tax returns?); and, oh well, so much more. That doesn’t even take into account the latest late-night news: Jimmy Kimmel’s just-announced move to 11:30, opposite Stephen. All the papers keep mentioning Leno and Letterman, but really? There is only one 11:30 guy in my book. Anyway, there simply is no lack of material. The only tough thing will be deciding what to leave out. But, basically, it will be a hard turn from the music of Colbchella to the politics of the presidential nominating process.
So let’s see what lucky people will appear with Stephen this week.
THis Week in the Hub, The Huffington Post asks ‘Could Stephen Colbert be the next Pope?’, Herman Cain praises Stephen Colbert in his Tea Party State Of The Union response, Trevor Potter feels the ‘Colbert Bump’ and a Company DVD release is announced.
The Wall Street Journal Digital Network released this video report of Stephen’s rally in South Carolina. The clips includes a brief rendition of the Star Spangled Banner being sung by Stephen, as well as, sharing the views of the attending students.
Today we celebrated an historic rally to bolster the presidential ambitions of a man who is bold enough not even to be running – Herman Cain. The media is weighing in on the “Rock Me Like A Herman Cain: South Cain-olina Primary Rally” held today at the College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina.
The Daily Mail Online emphasizes that the rally drew more folks than any actual campaign events scheduled for, you know, the day before the primary:
Thousands have flocked to watch a fake presidential rally held by comedian Steve Colbert and one-time Republican presidential frontrunner Herman Cain in Charleston, South Carolina.
And in an interesting twist, the crowd, comprised mostly of students, was far larger audience than any at an actual rally during this year’s election cycle in the state.
Herman Cain, whose presidential campaign was plagued – and finished – by a string of accusations of sexual misconduct, appeared alongside Colbert for the satirist’s event The Rock Me Like a Herman Cain: South Cain-olina Primary Rally.
Full Article: The Daily Mail (emphasis in above quote mine)