One of the stranger components to the past week’s narrative surrounding the the debt crisis has been the insertion of J.R.R. Tolkien‘s Lord of the Rings. John McCain got the ball rolling with his now notorious senate floor speech that dirisively compared Tea Party candidates to Hobbits. This sparked a rather absurd but fun back and forth by politicans twisting the metaphor to their own gains, but none compared to Stephen Colbert‘s comparison last night.
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