Sunday, April 30, 2006

"Muchos Huevos Grandes"

By Cassandra D

Stephen Colbert earned his own award when he demonstrated almost appallingly large cajones in his send-up of the President and the press at the White House Correspondents Dinner. Bush's Bubble was in shreds after that one.

Do you think Colbert actually expected to get laughs? Could it be that he saw an opportunity to personally skewer everyone who irritates him all within one compact presentation?

Crooks and Liars has a clip. CSPAN carried the whole awkward and ballsy thing.

It was enough to almost make me feel sorry for ol' G Dub. But then I read stories like this one from the Boston Globe, and I remember that George could use a reminder that he isn't our king. Congress doesn't seem to be telling him, so maybe it falls to the likes of Stephen Colbert to do the job.


At 6:13 PM, Blogger KnightErrant said...

It took old fashioned courage to tell the truth to an audience that desperately did not want to hear it.

At 6:47 AM, Blogger cakreiz said...

I rated the performance right up there with Don Imus' miserable sweatflop with Bill Clinton. Colbert's few minutes of 'courage' will fade quickly, as did the I-Man's. Apparently we believe that our Presidents are blissfully unaware of the constant criticism that surrounds them. So we need second-rate hacks to remind them. Carson and Hope had class. Now there's a thought.

At 6:54 AM, Blogger Chase McInerney said...

Cakreiz - I won't dispute that Colbert's monologue skirted, and moaybe crossed over into, the inappropriate, but I think there is one big difference between him and Imus' appearance years ago.

Colbert also happened to be very funny. I think if you were to read the transcript, you'd have to admit that much.

Imus is an old, bitter prick. Colbert stayed in character and in sharp wit.

At 3:06 PM, Anonymous flamewhore said...

Chase, I thought "old bitter prick" was Imus' character.

At 10:31 AM, Anonymous Coren said...

Yes because when the president is completely out of touch and breaking over 750 laws, class is the most important thing we have to worry about.

At 8:47 AM, Blogger LiteraryTech said...

Nicely stated, Coren. Nicely stated.

At 10:39 AM, Anonymous Buddy Hack It said...

Oh yeah, Carson and Hope had class, and that Angie Dickinson was a red-hot dame, and I miss the hard-hitting political humor of Mort Sahl, and what I wouldn't give for some kinescopes of good ol' Sid Caesar and Ernie Kovacs.

Boy, the way Glenn Miller played...


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