Ed Driscoll

I Question the Timing

Thursday’s news:

Disabilities advocates are applauding Congress for passing legislation that eliminates the term “mental retardation” from federal laws.

The measure, passed by the House by voice vote Wednesday night, changes the phrase “mentally retarded” to “an individual with an intellectual disability” in existing health, education and labor law.

Friday’s news:

Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert is slated to testify at a congressional hearing Friday on immigration titled “Protecting America’s Harvest.”

One Republican source said Colbert will be testifying “in character,” the Bill O’Reilly-like muse Colbert uses for his show.

Coincidence…?