A blistering comedy “tribute” to President Bush by Comedy Central’s faux talk show host Stephen Colbert at the White House Correspondent Dinner Saturday night left George and Laura Bush unsmiling at its close. […] Several veterans of past dinners, who requested anonymity, said the presentation was more directed at attacking the president than in the past. Several said previous hosts, like Jay Leno, equally slammed both the White House and the press corps. (more)

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  1. Blank, Ev, Seth,
    Where did you pull that BS from? You’re starting to sound like nothing, but fast-talking-lefties.

    “Those who can’t see that humor must be part of the 32% who still “love” Bush.”

    That sounds strangely similar to the paraphrased saying, “Those who hate [baseball/ the Patriot Act/ wire-taps/etc], must be a terrorist.” That you would hear from some far-right wacko.

    Could it be that some people didn’t find it funny not because of his attacking the admin, but because it just wasn’t very funny?

    I love Colbert’s comedy and I did laugh a fair amount. But this was no comedic brilliance.

  2. Mike says:

    It probably would have been more brave to show some class. It’s really not that shocking to see a speaker insult the President and his policies when the forum has a built-in expectation of it.

    And criticisms that consist of insult and making fun but are lacking in critical analysis are mostly pointless anyway.

  3. Adrian says:

    The unofficial Thank You Stephen Colbert site:
    http://thankyoustephencolbert.org/
    so many gushing comments.

  4. Chris says:

    How in the world can you be “unpatriotic toward the president”? HE isn’t the country, the USA is the country…and I could be mistaken, but I’m fairly certain the term ‘patriot’ refers to the nation. Perhaps that statement is more evidence of what is wrong in America these days…the ‘cult of personality’ rules to the point where people have no clue anymore how things actually work.
    Ugh…it’s all hopeless anyway. People just don’t care until it impacts their own self-centered little universes…the Republicans have forsaken their values and become something else entirely, and the Democrats are splintered and clueless, with some real crackpots likely to gain control of the party. Jon Stewart, Colbert and a few others stand out as ‘voices of reason’ these days…and as Stewart has pointed out, that is a bit of a sad statement on society…
    Yup…doomed.

  5. Sounds The Alarm says:

    Anything that bashes the Duh, true or false, is cool by me. I learned that from the neocons!

  6. joshua says:

    ev……the Imperial Presidency has been here for a long time. Time magazine wrote about in the late 60’s.

    I voted for Bush….but he turned out to be false packaging. Still, he was better than the alternative.

    I found a few lines that were funny in Colberts act, but basically I didn’t find it funny and I’m not in the 32% that like Bush. Good political satire is great, I just didn’t find this met that level or even got to the level of fair political satire.

    Someone above me said that he was amazed that some of ones who thought it funny seem to have no humor as they demonize those who didn’t. Maybe the left needs to take a hard look at itself and get the message as to why they can’t win elections.

  7. thomas says:

    Most entertaining thing I have personally seen since Nixon resigned. . . too bad he couldn’t finish it up with a good pie in the face.

  8. Me says:

    Bush hasn’t even begun to be a fraction as bad as Kerry or Gore would have been.

  9. david says:

    Everyone has missed the point. It was not a comedy routine. It wasn’t meant to be funny. I didn’t laugh when I watched it– I was STUNNED! 68% (the majority) have been silenced by the media. It took just one of those in that group to voice out our grievances with the president. Sadly, I haven’t noticed any coverage of Colbert’s routine in the mainstream media. The media’s interest is ACCESS to the White House. The Bush regime has denied access to any who go against him, and he has made that clearer than day: “you are either with him, or you’re against him.” That the media didn’t cover Colbert is evidence that Bush holds power over the media even though the media had something palpable to make news about. They are afraid of pissing off the Executive because their paychecks depend on him.

    A president gets a blowjob and gets impeached for lying about his personal sex life.

    A president invades a country on a LIE about WMDs, kills tens of thousands of innocent women and children in collateral damage (many kides survive with blown off limbs, fire-scarred bodies, and deep hatred for America), sacrifices 2,500 U.S. soldiers for a war on terror based on a LIE of 9/11 (inside job of the most monstrous event in the history of Mankind- Hitler’s burning of the Reichstag was child’s play in comparison), consolodates power of the executive branch by infiltrating the Judicial and Congress branch of power, eavesdrops and violates the U.S. Constitution, etc…. and he still is in office planning another war on Iran. If you support Bush then you are either ignorant or you are a murderer. Where do you think he is going to get soldiers for a war on Iran. An Iranian war is a given; Bush has said it. Who is going to enlist? Of course, no one. That is why Bush will have to conscript, force our young American boys to die for him. What’s the difference between Osama bin Laden having his boys strap bombs around their chest and having them die for his cause and Bush having our kids die for him for his cause? They are both terrorists.

    Suckers you who believe still in 9/11. Bush hasn’t caught the person “responsible” for 9/11. Where is Osama? Bush is not looking for him. When Bush did his comedy routine with his look-alike, Osama bin Laden should have been up there behind the presidential seal.

  10. AB CD says:

    I guess Bin Laden’s videotapes explaining why he did it are a fake too?

  11. AB CD says:

    >A president gets a blowjob and gets impeached for lying about his personal sex life.

    It was for lying in a sexual harassment suit, (technically ina grand jury investigating this)


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