Stephen Colbert to Testify Before Congress

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Truthiness” is set to ring out as the comedian/talk show host/political satirist prepares to go before the House.

Stephen Colbert joined the United Farm Workers Association and its president, Arturo Rodriguez, this summer, as part of the group’s “Take Our Jobs” campaign. Rodriguez said that if Americans had an issue with illegal immigrants working on U.S. farms, they should apply for their jobs. Colbert duly did, putting in a shift at a corn and vegetable farm, the results of which aired on last night’s Colbert Report.

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And it’s believed that Colbert will testify alongside Rodriguez in character Friday, at the House Judiciary Committee hearing on immigration called “Protecting America’s Harvest.” It’s to be hoped that those listening are familiar with his work otherwise chaos may ring out. And that’s the word. (watch live via CNN)

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