It was like Stephen Colbert didn't have a clue what Abel Maldonado was talking about.
For those watching who ever had the pleasure of attempting to communicate with Maldonado, Colbert's interview with California's newly-minted lieutenant governor last week was a deja vu moment. I suspect that virtually everyone — constituents, colleagues, journalists, his parents, his dog — comes away from Maldonado conversations with a WTF look on their faces.
After being asked about his proposal to open up primaries so that voters can vote for everyone on the ballot, Maldonado meandered aimlessly about helping people and sleeping under his desk. "What are you talking about?"
We've all had the same question.