Written by Bwog Staff
Stephen Colbert’s guest on his WGA strike-breaking show tonight is none other than Chris Beam–former B&W senior editor, V112 writer, co-founder of Ivygate and writer for Slate‘s political blog Trailhead (see iconic depiction at right).
Watch it at 11:30 p.m. He’s blonde and articulate.
Update: an interview with Beam, who’s in Manchester, NH in a noisy cafeteria. After the jump.
Bwog: You taped the show a few hours ago–how’d it go?
Beam: I don’t think I truly humiliated myself. We talked about the New Hampshire primary–he asked about the Edwards campaign. It was all sort of a blur. He was sort of, ribbing me at the beginning about my beard and I told him it was my strike beard.
Were you worried about being a guest on a strike-breaking show?
Beam: I was a little bit concerned but then I realized that he dedicated almost his entire show yesterday to the strike. He’s trying to use his show to argue on the writers’ behalf.
What’s it been like covering the campaign?
Beam: It’s been great. Kind of wild, fairly exhausting. I did this 36 hour bus tour with Edwards and I think he slept an hour. You wonder why anyone in their right minds would run for president and that’s probably why so many aren’t in their right minds.
What are you working on now?
Beam: I’m typing up a post about animals on the campaign trail. I saw a Great Dane with a Richardson sign draped over him. I saw an Obama goat. The goat appeared to be sedated.
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