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Colbert Explains Upside Of Gas Crisis: "What's Good For Big Oil Is Good For America"

07/05/2008 05:12 am 05:12:01 | Updated May 25, 2011

On Thursday's "Colbert Report," Stephen Colbert introduced a new feature called "Stephen Colbert's The Tank Is Half Full," which points out the upside of the gas crisis. "Everybody can benefit from this alleged crisis," Colbert said, "from the mighty little oil CEO to the lowly oil CFO. I say, what's good for big oil is good for America."

Some of the upsides: schools are switching for four-day weeks to save gas on school buses, police departments are charging speeders extra for the gas involved in a high-speed chase, and men can no longer afford to drive three towns over to discreetly visit strip clubs.

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