Stephen Colbert was in Ithaca over the weekend, and my love for the man just grows and grows.
Moving on to Cornell students, he said, “You people get more of your news from me and this guy named Jon Stewart than from any other source. Who thinks that I am news?”
After a smattering of applause, he asked, “Who thinks I’m not news but gets their news from me anyway?”
When the crowd roared, Colbert scoffed, “And this is the Ivy League! Shame on you! I make shit up all the time!”
Colbert, who is running for president in South Carolina, announced that, under new sponsorship, his campaign would be the “Hail to the Cheese Nacho Cheese Doritos Stephen Colbert 2008 Campaign.”
“I will be as good for this country as Doritos are for your body,” he said.
And what about a campaign slogan? He suggested, “Don’t just waste your vote — waste your vote on me.”