Colbert: Who cares if Rick Perry can't speak?

The "Report" host isn't phased by the Texas governor's occasional difficulties with elocution

Topics: Morning Clip, Stephen Colbert,

Colbert: Who cares if Rick Perry can't speak? (Credit: Comedy Central)

Talk is cheap. That’s what Stephen Colbert thinks anyway. While many wrote off Rick Perry after an excruciating debate performance last Thursday, the Comedy Central host remains unconvinced that elocution is really all that important. As Colbert points out, “when the moment of truth comes, [the president] pushes the button. He doesn’t convince the button to push itself.”

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Peter Finocchiaro is a senior editor at Salon. Follow him on Twitter @PLFino.

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