Clinton, Obama and … Edwards appear on comedy show
PHILADELPHIA – Comedian Stephen Colbert has a new technician for his television show: Hillary Clinton.
The presidential hopeful and New York senator made a short cameo on “The Colbert Report” on Thursday, spoofing her argument that she is the best-prepared Democratic White House candidate by offering to fix the comedian’s faux technical problems.
The show started with a screen malfunction, prompting the host to ask if there was anyone in the theater who could help fix the mess.
“I can!” said Clinton, walking onto the stage to applause.
She proceeded to diagnose the problem with technical know-how. “Try toggling the input,” she said.
That did the trick, and Colbert complimented her for being prepared for “any situation.”
Clinton said to call anytime, then departed the stage.
But Colbert hadanother guest lined up. Clinton’s rival, Illinois Senator Barack Obama, made a surprise appearance via satellite from North Carolina later in the show.
“Senator Obama!” exclaimed Colbert. “Won’t Sen. Clinton be happy that she fixed our screen!”
“I’m sure she will, Stephen,” Obama replied, according to a transcript of the remarks.
One more surprise guest? John Edwards, a former rival of both Obama and Clinton, also stopped by the show. Clinton, who has been seeking the former North Carolina senator’s endorsement, spoke to him backstage, her spokeswoman said.
Photo: Reuters/Pool – Clinton and Obama on stage before television debate in Philadelphia on April 16.