August is typically a terrible month for news. Congress is in recess, people are off on vacations and kids are going back to school.
“Fortunately, something popped up: Anthony Weiner,” Colbert said on Monday night’s “Late Show.” “I just want to extend my thanks to him for rising to the occasion with this truly rock solid story.” Then, just to hammer it home, he randomly threw in an extra “boner” for good measure.
Just a month ago, Weiner was on the “Late Show” to talk politics and poke fun at himself. Colbert couldn’t remember if Weiner said anything about his penis during that appearance. He cut to clips of that show, shocked to find Weiner’s topic was about the last “eight years of remarkable growth.” Now, he’s poking a different tune.
“You know what they say: Fool me once, shame on you,” Colbert said. “Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me three times, dammit, Anthony, just keep it in your pants until after the election!”
Sadly, Clinton aide Huma Abedin has had enough, and another failed marriage is graphically flashing across news screens. Colbert made sure to mention that his heart goes out to her at such a difficult time. Donald Trump and his campaign didn’t waste any time with low blows, as they tried to find ways to blame Hillary Clinton for the break-up and Weiner’s transgressions.