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January 18, 2011

Stephen Colbert notes LePage remarks

By Kelley Bouchard
Staff Writer

Gov. Paul LePage's recent controversial remarks about the NAACP were featured on The Colbert Report on Monday night.

Stephen Colbert, host of the satirical late-night news program on Comedy Central, opened the show with a riff on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Colbert noted that the holiday is still "marred by controversy" and that Maine's new governor had "caused a stir" when he said last Friday that the NAACP could "kiss my butt."

Colbert made a few sarcastic comments about LePage issuing such an open invitation, then moved on to a humorous review of advertisements for King Day sales.

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