Since the adoption of the Declaration of Independence in 1776, it's taken 240 years for a major political party to nominate a woman for president – Hillary Clinton.
"What the butter is wrong with you people?!" Abitha Whitmore, a fictional female delegate from the Second Continental Congress in 1776 (played by Broad City’s Abbi Jacobson) said on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. "Why did it take so long?!"
Colbert beamed in two women from 1776 (played by Jacobson and her Broad City co-star Ilana Glazer) Thursday night after Clinton accepted the nomination as the first female candidate for president from a major political party, to let them in on the good news. To put it mildly, they were not impressed. Here is the exchange:
Stephen Colbert: I just wanted you to know that it’s 2016, and we finally have a female presidential nominee!
Abitha Whitmore: Well, butter my bonnet! That’s incredible. I’m going to celebrate by making a meal for my husband, and then cleaning it up immediately.
Josephine Hindley (Ilana Glazer): Hear that, Ben Franklin? Women are on top! And not just your French whores.
Whitmore: I can’t believe, that in the year 1816 we final have a female president!
Colbert: No, no, I’m sorry – I said 2016.
Hindley: Get the butter out of the barn! Are you telling me it takes us 240 years to get a female president?
Colbert: Well, it’s just a nominee. She hasn’t been elected or anything.
Whitmore: What the butter is wrong with you people?! Why did it take so long? It’s right there in the Declaration of Independence: "All Men –"
Whitmore and Hindley: "All men are created –" ohhhh....
Hindley: You knew that was supposed to mean all people, right?
Colbert: We figured it out eventually.
Glazer and Jacobson reflected a sentiment held by many: While undoubtedly historic, Clinton’s presidential nomination comes a lot later than in other countries around the world. Last year, 18 women served as world leaders, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Chile’s Michelle Bachelet, and South Korea’s Park Geun-hye.