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

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


"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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