I don't care
The TV persona is "conservative" the individual is not. Its just his shtick, and a good platform for him to play devils advocate and to turn this advocacy into a satirical parody with ease.
What is funny is how many just do not realize the caricature of a conservative that his character is, as exemplified by some of your peers.
Law Enforcement Against Prohibition
Drugs are bad, prohibition is worse
Ya gotta give George Bush 43 some credit. That roast Colbert did on him was great and Bush 43 laughed along.
Stephen Colbert is nothing more than a comedic parody on conservatives with the intent of making them look as stupid as he can possibly make them look. (As if Palin, Coulter and Limbaugh wasn't doing that already. )
It's GREAT to be me. --- "45% liberal/55% conservative"
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggy" until you can find a gun.