Down East 2013 ©
Talk about fighting for Maine. In a recent television interview, U.S. Representative Chellie Pingree covered some of our nation’s most pressing topics, including renewable energy and gay marriage. Stephen Colbert, host of the Comedy Central talk show “The Colbert Report” also grilled the North Haven democrat on subjects closer to her own home, including the hate-it-or-love-it taste of Maine’s official soft drink, Moxie, and even the odd question of chickens wearing sweaters. The interview, which should be broadcast within the next two to three weeks, even included a thumb-wrestling match between Colbert and Pingree. It was all part of the show’s “Better Know a District” series, which aims to profile every congressional district in the country. Other representatives cautioned Pingree against going on the show, but she said she hopes it will make her seem more accessible to her constituents.
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