I hope everyone interested was able to catch Macon city councilman Erick Erickson on "The Colbert Report" last night. He came on toward the end, after an extended bit about Colbert trying out for the US curling team. Erickson has the distinction of being the first guest on Colbert's new set.
Erickson, for his part, played things straight. He didn't seem too nervous. Colbert interviewed him because of blog, redstate.com, one of the most influential conservative blogs in the country.
Colbert asked him questions about conservatism and the Republicans and how they are faring these days. He also dug up some of Erickson's more extreme comments, including his now infamous Twitter posting about Supreme Court Justice David Souter. (If you don't know what Erickson tweeted, just Google it; I can't really repeat it here).
If you missed it, "Colbert" is repeated several times today and the clips are usually also online.
TUESDAY'S BEST BETS: Welcome, new episodes. Now it officially feels like 2010. CBS has a brand-new night of "NCIS," "NCIS: LA" and "The Good Wife," while ABC has two episodes each of "Scrubs" and "Better Off Ted" from 8-10 p.m., followed by "The Forgotten."
"The Biggest Loser" (NBC, 8 p.m.) kicks off a new season, built around families.
Sports-wise, Georgia Tech battles Iowa in the Orange Bowl (Fox, 8 p.m.) Why they waited this long to play a game between a two-loss team from a mediocre conference and the second-best team in the Big 10 is beyond me, since it's impact is much less than last night's Fiesta Bowl.