Dennis Kucinich shares unusual talent on ‘The Daily Show’

April 15, 2011

No, this isn’t Dennis Kucinich. But the congressman shares a talent with this other Dennis (O'Mann), pictured at New York City's 250th annual St. Patrick's Day parade in March. (Brendan McDermid/Reuters)

While discussing Kucinich’s unusual ability to stay elected in a Republican state, Oliver discovered from a Republican politician that the representative is trained in ventriloquism, the somewhat terrifying art of manipulating your voice so it sounds like it’s coming from another source. Kucinich and his pinstripe-suit-wearing dummy launched into duets of “God Bless America” and “Whistle a Happy Tune” from “The King and I.”

Because of redistricting, Kucinich might lose his seat in Congress. Although we now know that he has a fallback career, the 64-year-old told Oliver he will “look for another district to run in.”

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