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Off Notice: Stephen Colbert earns love with Houston pledge

Off Notice: Stephen Colbert earns love with Houston pledge

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Stephen Colbert, host of "The Colbert Report"

Well, it looks like our little love note to Stephen Colbert worked.

After he dissed Houston while talking to Treme's David Simon, we told Colbert he was on notice with the city of Houston. But Colbert's space program boosterism has earned him plenty of love in other parts of town — particularly at the Johnson Space Center. So much so that the NASA folk have issued Colbert an invitation to come for astronaut training.

And Colbert, to our utter delight, has accepted. "I never in a million years thought I would see the day when I would want to go to Houston," he said.

Colbert will make the trip sometime in May.

Now if only we can get him in a room with Sheila Jackson Lee.

 

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