Fake blowhard Stephen Colbert and U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill joked about John "Armageddon" Boehner's tan on The Colbert Report last night (see the video after the jump).
Calling McCaskill "one of the Democrats destroying America," Colbert asked Missouri's junior senator if she had come to gloat over the fact that Congress had finally passed health-care legislation. The senator said no, which was kind of a lie. "It's not a perfect bill, but it's going to make it better," McCaskill said of the legislation, which gained in stature once it left the sausage-making factory.
Colbert accused McCaskill of letting down her constituents by not holding out for the kind of payoff that Mary Landrieu (D-Louisiana) received in exchange for her support. "Don't you seem like a cheap date now?" Colbert asked.
McCaskill sort of seriously chided Colbert for suggesting that she was cheap.
Defying the advice that Colbert's guests should
not try to be funny, McCaskill worked in a joke about Boehner's
permatan. The remark got a laugh because, earlier in the show, Colbert
had asked the audience to admire the richer hue he had acquired during the show's
Colbert added a Boehner rip of his own. "He looks like he
tried to replace the core of a nuclear reactor, actually," the host