McCaskill takes hot seat on 'Colbert Report'

Thursday, May 29, 2008 | 12:03 p.m. CDT; updated 11:12 p.m. CDT, Monday, July 21, 2008

WASHINGTON — Sen. Claire McCaskill shared some laughs with comedian Stephen Colbert and avoided too many awkward moments during an appearance on his Comedy Central show Wednesday night.

The Missouri Democrat was grilled in Colbert’s mock-conservative style about why, as a woman, she supports Sen. Barack Obama instead of Sen. Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential candidate.

She said Obama inspires people and said her kids called her a “big chicken” for waiting until January to endorse him.

Colbert wondered if McCaskill was being stalked by Clinton supporter James Carville or getting beaten up on the Senate floor by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.

McCaskill did take a jab at Clinton’s take on the election results, saying “the goal posts keep moving.”

McCaskill presented Colbert with a Missouri flag, which she promised to sign for him.

Like what you see here? Become a member.

Show Me the Errors (What's this?)

Report corrections or additions here. Leave comments below here.

You must be logged in to participate in the Show Me the Errors contest.


Leave a comment

Speak up and join the conversation! Make sure to follow the guidelines outlined below and register with our site. You must be logged in to comment. (Our full comment policy is here.)

  • Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language.
  • Don't use language that makes personal attacks on fellow commenters or discriminates based on race, religion, gender or ethnicity.
  • Use your real first and last name when registering on the website. It will be published with every comment. (Read why we ask for that here.)
  • Don’t solicit or promote businesses.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see something objectionable, please click the "Report comment" link.

You must be logged in to comment.

Forget your password?

Don't have an account? Register here.