The Eleanor Holmes Norton Report: A Challenge to Colbert

A Challenge to Constituents... to Challenge the Satirical Host

By Teneille Gibson
|  Monday, Oct 25, 2010  |  Updated 3:01 PM EDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
The Eleanor Holmes Norton Report: A Challenge to Colbert

Getty Images

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) challenges political satirist Stephen Colbert.

advertisement

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) and political satirist Stephen Colbert have a complicated history. They've frequently (jokingly) sparred over D.C. not having full voting rights on Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report."

Now Norton wants her constituents to jump in the ring and help her out. She’s asking supporters to post on her Facebook page why they think D.C. should gain full voting rights in Congress.

But not just any post -- Norton wants supporters to write “with as much wit as Colbert uses to make fun of us for not having our full rights.” Cue the subtle snark... now.

"The buzz surrounding the Colbert and Jon Stewart rallies... is too great an opportunity to miss to pay back Colbert and to remind those who come that, unlike Colbert, D.C. has a cause worthy of a rally," said Norton.

Colbert and his fellow Comedy Central host Jon Stewart will hosting dual rallies Oct. 30 on the National Mall


Fan, Follow and Text: Get the latest from NBCWashington.com anytime, anywhere. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Sign up for our e-mail newsletters and get breaking news delivered right to your mobile phone -- just text DCBREAKING to 622339 to sign up. (Message and data rates may apply.)

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
Join the Ride to Conquer Cancer
Join the Ride To Conquer Cancer, Sept. 13... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out