Better Know a District - Delaware's At-Large - Mike Castle Update

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Mike Castle refuses to make cockfighting the official sport of Delaware and believes the violently insane should not have guns. (6:02)

NATION, YESTERDAY... THANK YOU

SO MUCH.

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, YESTERDAY

WAS LABOR DAY, AND YOU KNOW WHAT

THAT MEANS.

TIME TO PUT AWAY THE WHITE PANTS

AND DUST OFF THE WHITE

POLITICIANS.

YES, LABOR DAY IS THE CUSTOMARY

KICKOFF OF ESEASON, AND THIS

YEAR'S MID-TERMS ARE HEATING UP

LIKE A KORAN AT A FLORIDA CHURCH

RALLY.

THIS FALL REPUBLICAN INCUMBENTS

ACROSS THE COUNTRY ARE FACING

TOUGH CHALLENGES FROM TEA PARTY

INSURGENTS.

JUST LAST WEEK IN ALASKA,

REPUBLICAN SITTING SENATOR LISA

MURKOWSKI LOST IN A PRIMARY

CHALLENGE TO TEA PARTY CANDIDATE

JOE MILLER SEEN HERE AS HIS HOBO

CHARACTER LUCKY.

[LAUGHTER]

NOW, MILLER IMMEDIATELY

DELIVERED ON HIS CAMPAIGN

PROMISE TO GET INTO A THREE-CAR

ACCIDENT.

THE NEXT TEA PARTY TARGET IS

DELAWARE G.O.P. SENATORIAL

CANDIDATE AND FRIEND OF THE SHOW

CONGRESSMAN MIKE CASTLE, WHO

WILL BE FACING TEA PARTY

CHALLENGER CHRISTINE O'DONNELL,

A FAR RIGHT CONSERVATIVE WHO

LOST TO JOE BIDEN IN 2008 AND IS

A VOCAL PROMOTOR OF CHASTITY.

PROVING ONCE AGAIN THAT NOTHING

MAKES YOU WANT TO DO IT LESS

THAN DEBATING JOE BIDEN.

[LAUGHTER AND APPLAUSE]

I THINK.

I WILL SEE YOU TOMORROW.

THANK YOU.

NOW, IT'S A TIGHT RACE, BUT WE

AT "THE REPORT" STAND BY OUR

FRIENDS.

TO GIVE CONGRESSMAN CASTLE THE

COLBERT BUMP HEADING INTO NEXT

TUESDAY'S PRIMARY, I AM PROUD TO

PRESENT AN ENCORE PRESENTATION

OF MY EXCLUSIVE PROFILE FROM

LAST FALL.

CONGRESSMAN, CASTLE, THANK YOU

SO MUCH FOR TALKING TO ME TODAY.

>> THANK YOU, STEPHEN.

GOOD TO BE HERE.

>> Stephen: I AM SURPRISED

THAT YOU'RE WILLING TO TALK TO

ME BECAUSE NANCY PELOSI TOLD ALL

DEMOCRATS NOT TO GO ON "THE

COLBERT REPORT."

SO ISN'T THIS A LITTLE BIT OF A,

SKEW YOU, NANCY.

I'M GOING ON ANYWAY.

>> WELL, I'M A REPUBLICAN FOR

STARTERS.

>> Stephen: YOU SUPPORT

ABORTION RIGHTS AND GUN CONTROL.

>> I ALSO FOUGHT FOR A BALANCED

BUDGET TO REDUCE SPENDING TO,

SUPPORT OUR MILITARY.

>> Stephen: ARE YOU SAYING

YOU'RE A MODERATE NORTHEAST

REPUBLICAN?

>> I AM SAYING, THAT YES.

THERE'S IN THE A LOT AROUND.

>> Stephen: NO, THIS IS LIKE

INTERVIEWING A PANDA.

AT WHAT POINT DO YOU STOP ASKING

DELAWARE, CONGRESSMAN, AND START

ASKING DELA-WHY?

>> I NEVER THOUGHT OF IT THAT

WAY EXACTLY.

>> Stephen: TAKE A MINUTE.

>> BUT DELA-WHY IS A GOOD

QUESTION.

WHEN IN DELAWARE ARE THE

FIGHTING BLUE HENS.

THE BLUE HENS GO BACK TO THE

REVOLUTIONARY WAR WHEN THEY TOOK

THEIR FIGHTING COCKS WITH THEM

WHEN THEY WENT OFF TO WAR WITH

THE TROOPS.

>> Stephen: DELAWARE STILL

HAVE SOME FIGHTING COCKS.

>> THERE ARE SOME FIGHTING

COCKS.

IT IS ILLEGAL IN DELAWARE AS IT

IS IN ALMOST EVERY STATE.

>> Stephen: NOW, I'M SOMETHING

OF A COCKEN NEWS YAS, ARE YOU?

>> NOT REALLY, NO.

>> Stephen: YOU'RE NOT.

OKAY.

>> IT'S PART OF THE HISTORY OF

DELAWARE, BUT I HAVE NO INTEREST

IN BRINGING IT BACK.

>> Stephen: YOUR TEAM IS

CALLED THE BLUE HENS.

>> WE FIGHT HARD.

>> Stephen: SO WILL YOU MAKE

COCKFIGHTING THE OFFICIAL STATE

SPORT OF DELAWARE?

>>LY NOT.

>> Stephen: SO YOU ARE GOING

TO COCK BLOCK DELAWARE?

>> I AM GOING TO COCK BLOCK

DELAWARE.

>> Stephen: ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU.

[LAUGHTER]

WHAT ABOUT GUNS?

>> I THINK THERE SHOULD BE SOME

GUN CONTROL.

>> Stephen: CONGRESS SHALL

MAKE NO LAW, SIR.

>> PEOPLE WHO HAVE CRIMINAL

BACKGROUNDS OR MENTAL ILLNESS

BACKGROUNDS SHOULD NOT BE ABLE

TO ACQUIRE GUNS.

>> Stephen: CRAZY PEOPLE ARE

STILL AMERICANS.

>> BUT THEY SHOULD NOT

NECESSARILY HAVE GUNS.

>> Stephen: THAT'S INFRINGING.

>> IT'S NOT INFRINGING.

IT'S SAYING PEOPLE WHO COULD BE

A HARM TO OUR SOCIETY SHOULD NOT

HAVE GUNS.

STEEP STOP THAT'S SHOCKING IN

THIS DAY AND AGE THAT SOMEONE

COULD BE SO PREJUDICE AGAINST

PEOPLE WHO ARE VIOLENTLY INSANE.

[LAUGHTER]

YOU'RE SAYING THE VIOLENTLY

INSANE SHOULD NOT HAVE GUNS.

THAT'S WHAT YOU'RE SAYING?

>> YES.

>> Stephen: YOU WANT TO BE

ELECTED AS A REPUBLICAN?

>> THAT'S CORRECT.

>> Stephen: GOOD LUCK.

>> THANK YOU.

>> Stephen: MOVE ON.

DID YOU VOTE AGAINST THE

CONSTITUTIONAL BAN ON GAY

MARRIAGE.

>> YES.

I THINK THAT MARRIAGE IS A STATE

DECISION.

I DON'T THINK IT'S A FEDERAL

DECISION.

>> Stephen: CAN I ESTABLISH A

CIVIL UNION BETWEEN ME AND

ANOTHER MAN?

>> IF YOUR STATE ALLOWS YOU TO

DO SO.

>> Stephen: MY STATE DOES

ALLOW ME TO DO SO.

>> THEN YOU MAY IF YOU WISH.

>> Stephen: WHAT ABOUT ME AND

A CHICKEN?

>> NO.

>> Stephen: WHY?

>> A CHICKEN IS NOT A HUMAN

BEING.

>> Stephen: BUT YOU WON'T

ALLOW COCKFIGHTING.

WHY CAN'T I MAR RAY CHICKEN IF I

CHOOSE SO?

>> IN MY STATE.

>> Stephen: YOU DON'T BELIEVE

DELAWARE SHOULD NOT ALLOW PEOPLE

TO MARRY CHICKENS.

>> YOU'RE THE BLUE HENS.

>> Stephen: YOU'RE BURNING

BRIDGES INNER DIRECTION.

>> WE DON'T BELIEVE IN

BEASTALTY.

IT DOESN'T HAPPEN IN DELAWARE.

>> Stephen: WHO SAID ANYTHING

ABOUT BEASTALTY.

>> A MARRIAGE WITH A CHICKEN.

>> Stephen: YOU'RE IMPLYING

I'M GOING TO CONSUMMATE MY

MARRIAGE.

MY RELATIONSHIP WITH MY CHICKEN

WOULD BE SEPARATE.

SEPARATE BUT EQUAL.

IT DOESN'T MATTER.

IF I'M DYING OR MY CHICKEN IS

DYING, WE CAN'T VISIT EACH OTHER

IN THE HOSPITAL.

[LAUGHTER]

I WOULD STRONGLY RECOMMEND YOU

RETHINK YOUR MARRIAGE WITH THE

CHICKEN.

>> Stephen: ARE YOU BY ANY

CHANCE RETHINKING THIS

INTERVIEW?

>> I AM, YEAH.

I'M RETHINKING THE INTERVIEW FOR

SURE.

>> Stephen: CONGRESSMAN, THANK

YOU SO MUCH FOR TALKING TO ME

TODAY.

>> THANK YOU, STEPHEN.

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