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Jared Polis does beer bong with Stephen Colbert

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Even Better-er Know a District - Colorado's 2nd - Jared Polis
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It's one of those TV moments when you're thinking, "He won't do that. He wouldn't possibly do that." And then he does it anyway!

Second District Congressman Jared Polis appeared on last night's episode of The Colbert Report in the show's first-ever "Even Better-er Know a District Segment" -- so named because Colbert had already introduced viewers to Colorado's "Fightin' Second" back in 2005, when Mark Udall represented the area. Following an introduction during which Colbert declares Boulder to be "the tea-bagging capital of America" (because of the Celestial Seasons HQ there, natch), Colbert and Polis engage in amusing give-and-take, with the host insisting that Polis called all gay people narcissistic and Polis countering that Colbert must be gay deep down, because he said it's easier to love something like yourself. But then, Colbert pulls a beer bong out of a bag, and before you know it, Polis is sucking down a Coors Light, the far right's favorite brand of suds, through a big plastic hose. Clear your desk, because your jaw's just about to land on it.

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