LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Representative Trey Radel's guilty plea and apology for cocaine possession is making headlines across the nation. It's also center stage in the world of comedy.
Before the news of his cocaine possession, Trey Radel stood out from others in part, because of his professed love of hip hop, combined with his conservative family values. But it's also making him an easy target for comedians.
From Stephen Colbert and the Colbert Report, to Jon Stewart and the Daily Show, it's clear southwest Florida's Representative Trey Radel isn't just the talk of the town.
"Sad drug related news this week, and like most sad news, it comes from Washington," Colbert joked.
Radel's guilty plea in court Wednesday and public apology is splashed across major news outlets, as well as Comedy Central, making it clear that sometimes the lines between news and entertainment are a bit blurry.