Colbert and King

As you may know, Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert testified before a congressional committee today.  It’s a subcommittee, actually.  Congressman Steve King (R-Kiron, Iowa) is a member of the panel.

The Washington Post’s account of the event mentioned King’s commentary:

“Maybe we should spend less time watching Comedy Central and more time thinking about real jobs that are out there,” said Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), who added that he respects American workers who “prefer the aroma of fresh dirt than the sewage of American elitists.”

A bit later in The WaPo story there’s a reference to “corn-packer” which I will let you read and interpret on your own.  CNN posted some video.

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O. Kay Henderson is the news director of Radio Iowa.