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John Lithgow Gives Dramatic Reading of Newt Gingrich Press Release on 'Colbert' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted May 20th 2011 3:20AM
John Lithgow, 'The Colbert Report'Newt Gingrich has not yet begun to flail! Still trying to recover politically in the eyes of the right after he called Rep. Paul Ryan's health care proposal "right-wing social engineering," he sent out a dramatic press release as an official response to the pundits trying to write him off as a viable Presidential candidate.

But the gravitas of the statement was too much for Stephen Colbert to handle alone on 'The Colbert Report' (Weeknights, 11:30PM ET on Comedy Central), so he had John Lithgow come on and emote as impressively as he possibly could in front of a backdrop of a billowing American flag.

It was one of the most powerful and moving moments in this early political season, and we found ourselves thinking that John Lithgow should perhaps read every statement from every politician through the election. That way we'll not only know what they say, but how to feel about it!

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