Colbert, Ga., won't invite Stephen Colbert

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COLBERT, Ga. -- After some consideration, the city of Colbert will not invite Stephen Colbert, host of Comedy Central's Colbert Report, to its Fourth of July parade.

North Georgia town of Colbert decides not to invite Stephen Colbert for July Fourth parade.  Special
North Georgia town of Colbert decides not to invite Stephen Colbert for July Fourth parade.

Preston Coleman, a communications professor at Gainesville State College's Watkinsville campus, presented the Colbert City Council a petition, signed by 499 people, to change the pronunciation of the city from "cull-bert" or "call-bert" to "cole-bear" - as Stephen Colbert pronounces his name.

"His satire is probably something that we didn't feel suited our small-town atmosphere," said Colbert Mayor Chris Peck.

Colbert has hosted Hee Haw star Archie Campbell and fertilizer salesman-turned-comedian Jerry Clower for previous 4th of July events.

"We're not above taking a good joke," Peck said. "I just don't think the Fourth of July was the appropriate venue for that."

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tomcatrucker 05/17/10 - 06:26 am
If I was him,I would decline

If I was him,I would decline even if they asked with that-TUDE!!

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