If You Win Re-Election with 87 Percent of the Vote, I Guess it’s Okay to Shoot Silly String with Stephen Colbert

Comedian Stephen Colbert shooting silly string with Rep. Barbara Lee during an episode Wednesday of The Colbert Report.

CONGRESS | 13TH DISTRICT | Rep. Barbara Lee won re-election Tuesday in another romp. The long time congressmember from Oakland, Alameda and San Leandro won over 87 percent of the vote against Republican Dakin Sundeen. On Wednesday, the congressional district was featured for comic releif on The Colbert Report.

The segment with fake newsman Stephen Colbert featured an exhaustive trading-off of a one-person wave and the pair shooting silly string at each other in the hallway of Lee’s Washington office.

Later, Colbert feigned coming on to the 68-year-old representative. “I’m practicing abstinence right now, as we speak, but that could change if you play your cards right. I’m just saying. Am I the only one? I can’t only be the only one feeling this right now. Turn the camera off I want to give her some privacy.”

In addition, some in the media areĀ raising eyebrows over a not particularly funny exchange when Colbert’s conservative character asked Lee if she was a life-time member of the Urban Caucus.