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The Pres and his Id

Here is the WaPo’s account of the amusing White House Correspondents’ Dinner last night. Bush and his impersonator (Steve Bridges), apparently, stole the show. I hope C-Span plays it again; haven’t seen it yet.

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God grief, did anyone see the savaging Colbert gave Bush and the press Corp.?


Glorious.

Here is the link. http://www.crooksandliars.com/2006/04/29.html#a8104


And a bitorrent download. http://www.mininova.org/tor/296470


What a ruthless, surgical evisceration and Bushs empty shell of a presidency.


Absolutely fantastic:-)


The big ringing Brass ones that Colbert must have. I’m still drop jawed with disbelief.


Chalk one up, no make that a 100 for good old US freedom of speech. It’s not dead, it’s just been sleeping!!


Unbelievable.

Coughlan, just tell me you’re not really Irish. It would be so depressing.

The big ringing Brass ones that Colbert must have.Comment 2 by Brian Coughlan

Yeah, I kinda felt sorry for him too. But you gotta give him credit. He hung in there throughout the deafening silence. That took some cajones. But that Bush impersonator was mui caliente!

Coughlan, just tell me you’re not really Irish. It would be so depressing.


Sorry:-/

Chalk one up, no make that a 100 for good old US freedom of speech. It’s not dead, it’s just been sleeping!!Unbelievable.
Comment 2 by Brian Coughlan

Unbelievable is right. There’s still another thing we agree on Bushwhacker! It certainly is unbelievable that people oxymoronically excercise their rights to freedom of speech by claiming freedom of speech is dead...or sleeping.

Mornin’ to you. I hope you don’t mind the nickname. I’m calling it a night.

Happy May Day:-)


It certainly is unbelievable that people oxymoronically exercise their rights to freedom of speech by claiming freedom of speech is dead...or sleeping.


That’s not an oxymoron! At best it’s a contradiction of terms.


Honest Republican ... now that’s an oxymoron:-) Just kidding, but you get the idea.


Seriously though, the emasculated MSM is very muted when it comes to criticism of Bush.


What Colbert did to Bush’s flushed and unsmiling face!!! was real freedom of speech. That’s the stuff that millions of Americans, and millions more of us around the world want him to be told. To his face. Out loud.


Well done that that it was an American that did it:-)


It speaks volumes for the proud traditions of your great country, and I say that without so much as a microgram of sarcasm.

Seriously though, the emasculated MSM is very muted when it comes to criticism of Bush.

Are you serious with this comment. Yeah, they are so muted that the criticism only comes 24 hours a day. If only there was more time in the day to fully get the message out.

Thank you everybody. We appreciate the compliments. And don’t forget you can see us swinging every night on The Colbert Report.

Yeah, clearly you haven’t seen it yet, as Stephen Colbert (with help from his...ahem...two assistants) really did steal the show. Bush’s aw-shucks routine with his double wasn’t so amusing.

You guys seem to have lost sight of the fact that Colbert was doing a comedy act. This great stand for "freedom of speech" that you are lauding is as big of a flop as Colbert’s act was. Move on.

You guys seem to have lost sight of the fact that Colbert was doing a comedy act.


Sure he was. Listen to it again, read the transcript. It highlights and exposes the empty, worthless excercise in hypocrisy that is the presidency of GWB.


http://thankyoustephencolbert.org/


http://dailykos.com/storyonly/2006/4/30/1441/59811


I’m a simple man with a simple mind. I hold a simple set of beliefs that I live by. Number one, I believe in America. I believe it exists. My gut tells me I live there. I feel that it extends from the Atlantic to the Pacific, and I strongly believe it has 50 states. And I cannot wait to see how the Washington Post spins that one tomorrow. I believe in democracy. I believe democracy is our greatest export. At least until China figures out a way to stamp it out of plastic for three cents a unit.


In fact, Ambassador Zhou Wenzhong, welcome. Your great country makes our Happy Meals possible. I said it’s a celebration. I believe the government that governs best is the government that governs least. And by these standards, we have set up a fabulous government in Iraq.


I believe in pulling yourself up by your own bootstraps. I believe it is possible -- I saw this guy do it once in Cirque du Soleil. It was magical. And though I am a committed Christian, I believe that everyone has the right to their own religion, be you Hindu, Jewish or Muslim. I believe there are infinite paths to accepting Jesus Christ as your personal savior.


Ladies and gentlemen, I believe it’s yogurt. But I refuse to believe it’s not butter. Most of all, I believe in this president.


Thank God someone finally had the guts to cross the line and parody this nonsensical administration.

What a miserable existance you must live to gain such a morale booster from a comedy act. This must be one of those moral victories that the kos kids are so quick to claim. You should revel in it because you haven’t had much to like about politics for quite a while.

I guess its all about the comedy, oh wait, was that was the whole point of the John Kerry candidacy in 2004? Wow, if only the average american voter had only been let in on the joke!

Actually, lets give credit where it is due, I think they were actually well aware of the joke.

What a miserable existance you must live to gain such a morale booster from a comedy act.


Ah ... touch a nerve did he? Vive la Colbert!!!!

Ah ... touch a nerve did he? Vive la Colbert!!!!

Brian, no nerves touched at all. If you choose to glory at nonsense and rant nonsense that’s more than fine with me. Go right ahead, knock yourself out, keep spitting in the wind, it’s very entertaining, and it’s far more funny than anything Colbert has ever said.

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