May 3, 2007

colbert-davis.jpg In the 46th installment of his 434-part "Better Know a District" series, Stephen profiled Republican Representative Tom Davis of Virginia's 11th district Thursday night. Davis says he's a big fan of the Doobie Brothers, but doesn't know what a "doobie" is, so Stephen tries to explain it to him.

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Wiki provides some "fun" facts about Rep. Davis:

As Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, he issued 1052 subpoenas for the Clinton administration. He also removed the "Oversight" title, which Waxman promptly reinstated upon taking over in January.

He was aware of the substandard conditions at Walter Reed in 2004, but didn't hold hearings because he didn't want to "embarass" the Army by publicizing the issue.

During the Schiavo contorversy, he issued a subpoena that ordered the appearance of Terry, her husband, Michael, and her doctors.

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