Colbert: Paul Ryan should be the vice pope

By Andrew Jones
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 10:18 EDT
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Stephen Colbert on Paul Ryan. Screenshot via Comedy Central.
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Stephen Colbert described Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) much-criticized budget as following the guidelines of Christianity in the Republican way.

Colbert was fully behind the congressman, whose budget would keep tax cuts for America’s wealthiest citizens while inducing painful cuts for the country’s middle class and poor. And Colbert defended Ryan from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops criticism of his budget.

“Sadly Catholicism is full of these people who think they have a monopoly on interpreting the social teachings, they’re called bishops.” Colbert said. “So forget all of this talk about Paul Ryan being vice president. I say we make him vice pope.”

WATCH: Video from Comedy Central, which was broadcast from May 1, 2012.

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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