My cameo on "The Colbert Report"

Thanks to Pat Buchanan's Colin Powell meltdown, I was featured in Scott Bateman and Colbert satires, all in one day.

By Joan Walsh

Published October 21, 2008 5:40PM (EDT)

I was on "The Colbert Report" Monday night! Really! Well, sort of.

Many friends alerted me I had a cameo in a segment making fun of Pat Buchanan's kitchen-sink attack on Colin Powell on Sunday's "Hardball." It wasn't a speaking role for me, I just got to sit there in my little "Hardball" box, looking very uncomfortable. But there I was, on my favorite show (well, except for "Mad Men," and I don't really see a "Mad Men" cameo in my future, though I'd love to get to wear an authentic "Joan" dress). Here's Colbert!

The whole segment is hilarious. It's just the beginning for me: Someday I'll be there on the set with Stephen, and I'll maybe even get to talk (but I don't have to talk, Stephen, I can just gaze at you adoringly, if you like).

Thanks to Scott Bateman, I did get to talk in this great video takeoff on the Buchanan race smackdown:

Thanks, Scott! My ultimate dream, however, is to turn up in one of Mortimer Hayden Smyth's "28 Attacks (on Obama) in 28 Days." I don't know how, I don't know why, but I'm going to work on that one in the next 14 days. All ideas welcome.

Joan Walsh

Joan Walsh is the author of "What's the Matter With White People: Finding Our Way in the Next America."

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