Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Rensselaer Co. Ballott Boo Boo Makes Colbert Report

Story by IRENE JAY LIU, Capitol bureau
Last updated: 1:04 p.m., Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Stephen Colbert gave a shout-out and a "wag of the finger" to Rensselaer County on Tuesday night's episode of "The Colbert Report" on Comedy Central.

As we reported on Friday, Board of Elections officials sent out absentee ballots to around 300 voters with the misspelled name "Barack Osama" on the Democratic line.

The story was picked up by the national press, but you know you've made a serious flub when you get a finger in your face from the bespectacled king of late-night political satire.

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