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Cheap date

Posted by Vince on October 27, 2007

A newsblog made this statement recently:

"Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert is 'running for president.' It's a joke, of course, but the Politico's Kenneth Vogel notes that it could trigger 'strict election law provisions,' so the network's lawyers are taking it 'very seriously':

A Comedy Central spokesperson, who declined to be named, would not answer questions about whether the network plans to promote Colbert's candidacy, how much the network spends to produce the show or whether it paid staff and lawyers working to get Colbert on South Carolina's ballots.

Usually reporters at least get some information out of their sources in exchange for anonymity. Vogel is a cheap date."

I am curious about the meaning of "cheap date"