VIDEO: Colbert’s own sweet take on the debt ceiling

When the serious (Republican) guys (sorry gals) in Congress introduce a bill just so they can vote it down, you have to turn to the funny guys to make sense of it all.

That’s the way it was with the debt ceiling this week. Thursday night, Stephen Colbert nailed it hard, and got a laugh to boot.

Scot Kersgaard has been managing editor of a political newspaper, editor and co-owner of a ski town newspaper, executive editor of eight high-tech magazines (where he worked with current Apple CEO Tim Cook), deputy press secretary to a U.S. Senator, and an outdoors columnist at the Rocky Mountain News. He has an English degree from the University of Washington. He was awarded a fellowship to study internet journalism at the University of Maryland's Knight Center for Specialized Journalism. He was student body president in college. He spends his free time hiking and skiing.