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Colbert Writes a New Campaign Song for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis

  • If Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is taking pitches for new campaign songs, Stephen Colbert would like to throw his hat in the ring. On Monday night, just a few days after country-rock group Van Zant released a song honoring the prominent Republican, The Late Show offered a tribute of its own. The minute-plus tune doesn't have an explicit title, but it mocks DeSantis' commitment to "owning the libs," his anti-mask stance, and the state's recently-passed "Don't Say Gay" bill.

    Colbert's version of the song ends with a specific question for Floridians. "Why, Florida? Can't you just vote for a gator high on meth?" croons The Late Show's singer. "Seriously why, Florida? How the heck did y'all somehow downgrade from Jeb?"

    The Late Show with Stephen Colbert airs weeknights at 11:35 PM ET on CBS.

    Claire Spellberg Lustig is the Senior Editor at Primetimer and a scholar of The View. Follow her on Twitter at @c_spellberg.

    TOPICS: Stephen Colbert, CBS, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Ron DeSantis, politics