Last night was the annual White House Correspondent’s Association dinner. Stephen Colbert has more balls than anyone in American media today. Last night Colbert was the keynote speaker and he gave what was easily the most blistering rip-up of the Bush administration ever. As he stood about 4 feet from Bush he repeatedly showed that he was the truest American in the room. He looked over at Bush repeatedly throughout the address and never wavered in his attack. He gave the speech in the persona of his character on the Colbert Report. If you haven’t seen the show his character is basically a parody of Bill O’Reilly. Unfortunately the most of the rest of the room sat stone-faced throughout, demonstrating that most of them are either spineless weasels or true bush supporters. In either case they obviously cannot be trusted to tell us the truth. Only the likes of Colbert and Jon Stewart can be trusted to help lead America out of the wilderness. Editor and Publisher has a good write-up on the speech. One example was this brilliant line:
He attacked those in the press who claim that the shake-up at the White House was merely re-arranging the deck chairs on the Titanic. â€œThis administration is soaring, not sinking,â€ he said. â€œThey are re-arranging the deck chairs–on the Hindenburg.â€
I love Stephen Colbert! We’ll miss you when they send you off for rendition.
update: Crooks and Liars has a video up of part of the speech