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Colbert Celebrates Eric Cantor's Threat To Defund Art (VIDEO)


"This defunding threat isn't some cheap exercise in mindless censorship," Colbert said. "It's an anti-paradigmatic revolutionary work of conceptual art banning."

"Cantor's art is about the art that isn't there, making the inaccessible literally inaccessible," he added.

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But Colbert also gave a tip of his hat to the Smithsonian, who requested Colbert's star-spangled jumpsuit from his and Jon Stewart's "Rally To Restore Sanity And/Or Fear" for display at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. He welcomed to the show Brent Glass, director of the National Museum of American History, to accept the artifact.

Watch (the Smithsonian bit comes in around 3:30):

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