I love love love Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, so I couldn’t be happier about her winning a “Spirit Award” this weekend. Oh wait, I can be: Stephen Colbert recorded a video honoring her! From Prince of Petworth:
Eleanor Holmes Norton – One Cool Congresswoman
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I had the opportunity to speak with DC’s Congresswoman, Eleanor Holmes Norton, along with a few other local bloggers … The meeting started by watching a tribute to Congresswoman Norton by comedian Stephen Colbert. It was pretty surreal watching the congresswoman watch the computer screen with a series of her appearances compiled from the Colbert Report on Comedy Central.
Norton was very complimentary to Colbert. She said, “Colbert has single handedly done more than anyone else on getting the word out for district voting rights”.
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If you can’t view that video (sorry!), here are a few of Stephen’s hilarious segments with the DC Congresswoman:
- Better Know a District — District of Columbia (Pt. 1): Stephen tells Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton she can never be president.
- Better Know a District — District of Columbia (Pt. 2): Congresswoman Norton and Stephen determine what kind of vanilla he is.
- Better Know a District Exclusive – District of Columbia – Eleanor Holmes Norton: Stephen asks Congresswoman Norton whether it’s safe to give her constituents full voting rights.