Wednesday, May 03, 2006

"..And Stephen Colbert was never heard from again."

Don't know if you have been paying attention to this stuff recently, but as political satire while actually standing in the lion's mouth goes, this is top grade stuff.

Thanks to Slate for the video link, and thanks to Troy for lines like the following:

"In the immediate wake of Colbert's most brutal line ("I stand by this man. I
stand by this man because he stands for things. Not only for things, he stands
on things. Things like aircraft carriers and rubble and recently flooded city
squares."), the president of the United States wore, on his peeved lips, an
expression that you usually see only in the instant before a bar fight. "

You'll see what he means in the video. One caveat - It is long, but could just be listened to. It slows down at about the 15 minute mark, too, but the bit with Helen Thomas was more amusing than the press corps would have you believe.


SuperMark said...

Holy crap. My respect for Colbert's courage just shot way the hell up.

My estimate of his capacity for tact, on the other hand, whew. Let's not go there.

SuperMark said...

And the "stands on things" line was good, and certainly the harshest one directed personally at someone at the table (since Cheney wasn't there for "I must be dreaming. Pinch me! No, wait, I'm a sound sleeper. Shoot me in the face!") but I think my favorite is this:

"I believe `That government governs best which governs least.' By which standards we have set up a fabulous government in Iraq."


P-Dogg said...

Hmmm..I really didn't think he was that funny, usually I do, But he really wasn't too funny up there.

Regarding his 'courage', what was going to happen to him? Were they going to whisk him away and put him in Gitmo?

'Of course! it's BUSHITLERCHIMPYMORON's fascist regime!' *adjusting tin-foil hat*


True that Colbert isn't known for his tact, he used to crack me up a good bit on the Daily Show with his 'interviews' of other people.