Garamendi appears on Colbert show

No one can say Rep. John Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove, lacks hutzpah: He appeared on superstar comedian Stephen Colbert’s show last night. Watch it here.

Colbert introduced Garamendi as the man with the “popcorn-flavored jelly beans and a name rejected as a Microsoft word font,” referring in the first example to the Jelly Belly Factory located in the 10th District.

Colbert repeatedly and mercilessly poked fun at the fact that Garamendi doesn’t actually live in the 10th District.

Colbert even proposed marriage.

“You aren’t my type,” Garamendi deadpanned. (The congressman has many attributes but funny guy isn’t one of them.)

And when Colbert asked the congressman for his “pass” to see photos of the dead Osama bin Laden, Garamendi politely declined.

By and large, Garamendi didn’t embarrass himself, which is a major accomplishment when faced with Colbert’s wildly unpredictable and over-the-top comedy.

Lisa Vorderbrueggen