Stephen Colbert devoted the opening segment of Monday's nights show -- The Colbert Report -- to mocking an Arizona Republican who changed his name from Scott Fistler to Cesar Chavez in advance of a run for a seat in Arizona's Seventh Congressional District.
The one-time Republican, who most recently made an unsuccessful bid for the Phoenix City Council, also changed his party affiliation to run in the district which is overwhelmingly made up of Hispanic and Democratic voters.
Colbert riffs on Fistler's political losses: "You know what they say, if you can't beat them, pretend you've joined them." And, of course, on Fistler's last name: "That's a great name for a leader. It sounds like he's the Hitler of fisting. Heil Fistler!"
You just gotta watch the video.
See also: -Congressional Candidate Cesar Chavez Has Nothing to Do With Actual Cesar Chavez -Phoenix City Council Elections: And the Winners in District 2, 4, 6, and 8 Are ... -Arizona's Top 10 Appearances on the Colbert Report
The Colbert Report
We Believe Local Journalism is Critical to the Life of a City
Engaging with our readers is essential to Phoenix New Times's mission. Make a financial contribution or sign up for a newsletter, and help us keep telling Phoenix's stories with no paywalls.
Support Our Journalism
Got a tip? Send it to: Monica Alonzo.