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Elmo in Congress

Elmo in Congress © Daryl Cagle,MSNBC.com,Stephen Colbert,Elmo,Congress,committee,congressional testimony,Sesame Street

Elmo in Congress © Daryl Cagle,MSNBC.com,Stephen Colbert,Elmo,Congress,committee,congressional testimony,Sesame Street

By Daryl Cagle

Daryl Cagle is the founder and owner of Cagle Cartoons, Inc. He is one of the most widely published editorial cartoonists and is also the editor of The Cagle Post.

4 replies on “Elmo in Congress”

Although I am a Colbert fan, I am disappointed that he missed the opportunity to make a serious statement about issues that demand to be taken seriously. I suspect he in retrospect would like a "do over". The good news is that some congress people were offended at what they considered a "lack of respect". Humility (and sense of humor) are seldom found among the "electeds" after a certain breaking in period that goes on within a few weeks of their arrival. They seem to soon forget that "respect" is something one must earn by actions – and, by that standard, in my view, they tend to get what they deserve/earn. The trend among the electeds is to develop a "kiss the ring" atmosphere because the "electeds" soon tend to see themselves as "annointeds" and mutually reinforce the image to themselves and their peers.

Apparently you didn't listen to his whole testimony. At the end of his time, he switched off his "character" and made a serious plea for the plight of the migrant worker and even quoted Scripture, saying, among other things, "we ask them to do our work and then we ask them to leave," You should go back and listen to it; it was really quite moving.

Although I am a Colbert fan, I am disappointed that he missed the opportunity to make a serious statement about issues that demand to be taken seriously. I suspect he in retrospect would like a "do over". The good news is that some congress people were offended at what they considered a "lack of respect". Humility (and sense of humor) are seldom found among the "electeds" after a certain breaking in period that goes on within a few weeks of their arrival. They seem to soon forget that "respect" is something one must earn by actions – and, by that standard, in my view, they tend to get what they deserve/earn. The trend among the electeds is to develop a "kiss the ring" atmosphere because the "electeds" soon tend to see themselves as "annointeds" and mutually reinforce the image to themselves and their peers.

Apparently you didn't listen to his whole testimony. At the end of his time, he switched off his "character" and made a serious plea for the plight of the migrant worker and even quoted Scripture, saying, among other things, "we ask them to do our work and then we ask them to leave," You should go back and listen to it; it was really quite moving.

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