The Life of JaWS

A blog by Jason Sansbury

Monday, June 19, 2006

Uh, do they not watch these shows?

I am always, always amazed that politicos wind up going on shows like The Daily Show and The Colbert Report. Some of them are well prepared, know what they are getting into and have a clear idea of what is going to happen. Some of them are PR nightmares where they walk right into an ambush.

And then...there are those who have no idea whatsoever is about to happen. Their Public Relations preparation people need to be fired every time it happens.

The latest example is Republican Congressman Lynn Westmoreland from the 8th district of the state of Georgia. He recently went on the Colbert Report to discuss a bill he co-sponsored to put the 10 Commandments on display in the House and the Senate. Any PR person in their right mind sits him down and says "You need to be able to give the 10 commandments if asked." Of course, Colbert asks and, of course, Westmoreland isn't able to do so.

Lord have mercy...
Click here to watch. Watch especially as Colbert enjoys watching him squirm between the question about how people ought to be able to recite the 10 commandments and asking him to do so.


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