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July 28, 2006

Eleanor Holmes Norton on the Colbert Report


Eleanor Holmes Norton, DC’s nonvoting delegate to the House of Representatives, was on the Colbert Report last night. I thought she did pretty well, needling Stephen about his frenchified name and, more important, educating a few people about the disenfranchisement of the people of DC (for more about that, see DC Vote, including “10 Myths About the District of Columbia”).

Here’s the video, which someone named uluviel has kindly put on YouTube — and Comedy Central has kindly not shot down yet:

Incidentally, this year for the first time in her 16-year career Norton has a challenger in the Democratic primary (September 12). He’s Andy Miscuk, who has attended DC Drinking Liberally, both Wednesday and Thursday. So if you haven’t been impressed with the job Norton is doing, this time you have a choice.


  1. I used to live in DC and we called her “Elanor Holmes Nobody” and for good reason. Don’t get me wrong…LOVE MYSELF SOME ELANOR, but so long as Congress has oversite (and DC has no representation) then the name sticks.
    (who proudly wears his STATEHOOD NOW shirt to this day)

    jay lassiter1:08 pm, July 30

  2. I knew Elanor Holmes in High School (Dunbar) and as Head of the EEOC..and during all these years I still consider her a “Nothing” …just an educated air head.

    Herman Gardner11:41 am, August 20

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