Abel Maldonado interviewed on Colbert Report
April 30, 2010
Another first for the Central Coast — Abel Maldonado became the first local public figure to be interviewed by Stephen Colbert on Comedy Central’s popular TV show, “The Colbert Report.” [Los Angeles Times]
Maldonado flew to New York City for the taping, which aired Thursday night, two days after becoming California’s newest lieutenant governor.
Colbert interviewed Maldonado about Proposition 14, the call for an open primary system in California that the Santa Maria Republican has been championing.
“Why on earth would anyone want to run for public office in California, anyway?” Colbert asked at one point.