Our local guy has the balls to go on the Better Know a District segment of the Colbert Report despite what Rahm Emanuel thinks.
U.S. Rep. Chris Carney is ready for his close-up, even if a veteran
colleague is advising freshmen Democratic members of Congress not to go on the
Comedy Central show, “The Colbert Report.”
In January, Mr. Carney told The Daily Item that he received an invitation to appear on Steven [sic] Colbert’s
satirical show that usually features Washington politicians.
But according to The Hill, a newspaper that covers the Congress, Democratic Caucus chairman Rep. Rahm Emanuel of Illinois, is telling newcomers to Capital Hill to stay off the show and, apparently, avoid any embarrassing situations.
Mr. Carney isn’t worried, though. His spokeswoman, Rebecca Gale, said Friday that he’s “shown himself to be a leader” and will follow his own instincts and do “the best for the people of his district.”
And if that means going on a television show, Mr. Carney’s up for it.
“He really is an independent,” Ms. Gale said, adding
if he does appear on “The Colbert Report” he’ll do fine. “He has a great sense