Absolute Moral Authority

Because plain old moral authority just wasn’t good enough — a mesablue production

More weird news from Michigan #237

Posted by mesablue on March 28, 2007

Yeah, this’ll turn things around:

Stephen Colbert gets honorary post as Saginaw County tourism booster

SAGINAW — Satirical late-night pundit Stephen Colbert has earned a spot as a Saginaw County tourism booster — and with it a lifetime pass for a trail system that’s free to the public.

The county’s Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday to put Colbert, whose antics have included an obsession with the Saginaw Spirit minor league hockey team, on the Saginaw County Convention and Visitors Bureau’s board, The Saginaw News reported.

The host of “The Colbert Report” on Comedy Central becomes an honorary member of the board, “with all the rights and privileges associated with the position, including a lifetime pass to the Rail Trail,” a proclamation read.

The Saginaw Valley Rail Trail, a county park, covers 9.2 miles of abandoned rail corridor from St. Charles to Saginaw. It’s used for walking, running, horseback riding, cross-country skiing and bike rides.

Last year, the Spirit named its mascot Steagle Colbeagle the Eagle as a tribute to Colbert. His attention to the Spirit on his show has boosted demand for the Ontario Hockey League team’s paraphernalia.


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