I’ve been saying exactly this for years. I wonder if anybody noticed, or if Colbert worked it out independently.
COLBERT: That means it’s not an Obama/McCain campaign. It’s a Guys Who Work for Bush/Guys Who Work for Kerry campaign. Both sides have people who are just smart enough to know ”We need to tweak this dial right here,” so of course voters are divided 50/50 between the parties. When the 2000 election was down to 14 voters in Boca deciding the whole thing, I thought, ”Wow, that’s great! It really is a political science! They’ve found a way to put electrodes in people’s hands, and a probe up their butt, show them images, and say ‘See how they respond!”’
STEWART: That’s why you think to yourself, ”Hey, couldn’t you guys tie for $10 million, instead of a trillion? Does it really cost that much money to tie?”
Update: Not only have I sunk to getting material from a fluffy entertainment magazine, but Atmoz has followed suit.