Colbert: Hillary Clinton nomination "biggest breakthrough for women since they won the right to bust ghosts"

Clinton not only had to overcome a glass ceiling, but also a Bernie-or-bust "fart-in" protest


Brendan Gauthier
July 29, 2016 5:36PM (UTC)

"Late Show" host Stephen Colbert — in his last post-convention live show for at least another four years — reflected on Hillary Clinton's accepting the Democratic nomination for president on Thursday. In doing so, Clinton became the first woman ever nominated by a major party in the United States.

"This is the biggest breakthrough for women since they won the right to bust ghosts," Colbert said.

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"Hillary, of course, was not the only one who made history at this convention," he explained. "Her VP pick Tim Kaine accepted the nomination to become the forty-eighth consecutive white male vice president. The streak continues!"

Convention-goers may have sensed more than "herstory" in the atmosphere, however, as Bernie-or-busters mowed down on some pre-convention beanage as part of a "fart-in" protest.

"Some might question this tactic," Colbert said. "But I remind you it's part of a long tradition of political activism. After all, it was Patrick Henry who so famously declared, 'Give me liberty ... or pull my finger!'"

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Brendan Gauthier

Brendan Gauthier is a freelance writer.

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