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Colbert Outraged That Congress Speaks At 10th Grade Level


"If the founders knew how stupid Congress has become, they would be pissed," Colbert said. So the late-night comedy host demanded only the most lofty oration. Because, he said, "if you use big words, no one will know you aren't doing jack squat."

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