Famed comedian and talk show host Stephen Colbert has long acknowledged “The Colbert Bump,” meaning the increased popularity of a person, website or issue after appearing as a guest or discussed on his show, The Colbert Report.
Here’s hoping that’s the case after last night’s show, because Colbert discussed a few issues near and dear to our hearts here at Public Citizen.
First, he discussed the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, created with the new Wall Street reform law, and mentioned Elizabeth Warren as liberals’ pick to head the new agency. (Public Citizen thinks she should.) But then — BAM –
Jim Hightower makes an eloquent case today for why Harvard law professor Elizabeth Warren should head the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Hightower, a national radio commentator, writer, speaker and Public Citizen board member, writes:
[i]t’s time that we found someone who won’t kiss bankers’ butts, but rather kick bankers’ butts. … the CFPB can be an independent, aggressive force to battle banker scams and rip-offs on behalf of ordinary Americans. However, it will only be that if an extraordinarily knowledgeable, feisty fighter who is unafraid to confront the banksters is put in charge.
So tell the powers that be: Appoint Warren now!