Margaret Spellings, the nation's education czar, made an appearance Tuesday night on The Colbert Report, a comedy show on cable TV known for its sarcastic bite.
Spellings may be the least camera shy of President Bush's cabinet, having appeared on The Daily Show With Jon Stewart last year and as a (losing) contestant on Jeopardy in 2006.
This time around, Spellings comes out relatively unscathed. Colbert suggests implementing federally mandated spanking, which Spellings pretends to consider, and he complements her on her TedStrong wrist bracelet, which gives her a politically-correct opening to talk about her support for Ted Kennedy. Too cynical?