May 3, 2006

Better Later Than Never. . .

And I'm speaking of myself as well as Mr. Colbert here.

Remember, I don't have cable. I'm dependent on the New York Times to tell me what is happening in the world, and I guess they didn't see anything at the White House Correspondent's Dinner worth mentioning besides two performing monkeys (did the Times leave early? I've heard the coffee's pretty weak at these things...) So I had to go on YouTube today to see the speech.

To Noam Scheiber, and everyone else who criticized the speech because it wasn't funny--folks, he didn't come to be funny. Stephen Colbert was given the opportunity to say what he thought and look at everyone's faces as he said it, and he took it. He left no one unscathed. Sure, Bush took the biggest lashing (as he should) but the White House staff, even the press corps were held accountable.

Was Stephen Colbert vicious and offensive? Hell yeah. I think he just exacerbated my imaginary ulcer. But it's about damn time somebody showed their anger. Bush is in office until 2009--1,000 more days, guys. The country is treating him like some abusive boyfriend that it just can't leave. This relationship is not worth saving, and he needs to be dumped.

Song:
I'm So Bored With the USA, The Clash

Quote:
Guys like us, we don't pay attention to the polls. We know that polls are just a collection of statistics that reflect what people are thinking "in reality." And reality has a well-known liberal bias.

1 comment:

dee Esq said...

What I found remarkable about Stephen Colbert's appearance was the audience's lack of a sense of humor, excepting Ambassador Wilson and his White House-outed ex-CIA officer wife Valerie Plame. Do they have no sense of humor about themselves (really, the function of these dinners is essentially that of a celebrity roast) or was Colbert hitting a little too close to home for most of them? I'd imagine their guilty consciences--for not keeping the president on the run, until recently--kept them from truly enjoying a very funny performance.