It's not all serious stuff at the House of Representatives Democratic retreat. Comedian/commentator Steve Colbert talked Friday morning.
"As many citizens of Colbert Nation are aware, Stephen considers himself a dyed in the wool conservative," said House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, as she introduced him. "He has modeled himself after Bill O'Reilly -- a man he affectionately calls 'Papa Bear.''
After all, she said, "if you were a Democrat, Stephen, you could have Joe Crowley on every night," a reference to the New York congressman.
Then it was Colbert's turn. Some samples:
"Republicans' loss in November has them soul searching...whether or not they have souls."
"Not sure if American people care either way, Congress less popular than colonoscopies...but just edging our meth labs and gonorrhea. Ironically, the last things we make in the United States."
"We may have disagreed in the past and today we will disagree in the future."