Altmire managed to avoid looking as foolish as some of the other pols who've gone up against Colbert, but he did succumb to demonstrating his alma mater's tomahawk chop and chant twice during the piece. Not the greatest move given the sensitivity issue of using Native American symbols as team mascots. As the Post-Gazette reports it, after he did the chop as requested Colbert responded with:
"So you have no national aspirations?" Colbert said to Altmire, who looked a little shocked.Altmire did manage to get across a serious point: that the Iraq War had little to do with the "War on Terror." Kudos to that.
I must say that seeing Cranberry portrayed as Amish Country by the show was a bit bizarre.
If anyone finds a video link for the segment, let me know.
Update: The Clip can be found here.