Colbert: Gingrich is like a James Bond villain

By Andrew Jones
Tuesday, December 13, 2011 9:52 EDT
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Stephen Colbert on Newt Gingrich. Screenshot via Comedy Central.
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In another edition of his “Tip of the Hat” segment Tuesday evening, Stephen Colbert compared new GOP presidential frontrunner Newt Gingrich to the James Bond movies.

Colbert came to his conclusion over the several times of Gingrich bringing up fears of an electromagnetic pulse striking America, something agent 007 and his boss “M” in the movie “GoldenEye.”

“Yes, Bond, James Bond, agrees with Gingrich, Newt Gingrich,” he said before playing the movie series’ famous theme music. “And just like Bond, Gingrich is calm under pressure, a little cocky, and is frequently seen with different leading ladies. Plus, his half million dollar line of credit at Tiffany’s proves he knows that Diamonds Are Forever.”

But when Colbert realized Gingrich’s electromagnetic talk and and his lunar colony idea was from Bond’s villains and not Bond, he flipped his analogy.

“It’s occurred to me, all those schemes are from the villains,” he said. “Gingrich isn’t Bond, he’s Blofeld!”

WATCH: Video from Comedy Central, which was broadcast on December 13, 2011.

Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones is a staff writer/reporter for Raw Story. Besides covering politics, he is also a freelance sports journalist, as well as a slam poetry and music artist. You can follow him on Twitter @sluggahjells.
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