Sunday, April 30, 2006God Bless Stephen Colbert
... forever and ever and ever. His show has attracted a wider array of wingnuts than the Daily Show, I think mostly because the typical Republican doesn't "get" irony sufficiently to realize that they're being mocked. But I bet they won't make that mistake anymore. Colbert eviscerated Bush with surgical accuracy while standing a few feet away, looking the man straight in the eye, completely unthrown by the frosty reception -- hands-down the best performance of this entire administration by anyone, anywhere.
This was no good-natured ribbing. This was a comedy hitjob. It's about damn time.
Update: It would be better to ignore the video link above -- turns out, that video is grossly truncated. You can read the complete transcript here -- reading the entire speech lifts this from merely "brazen" to simply phenomenal. I can only hope it hurt Bush's feelings as much as Bush has hurt my country.
Update 2: The entire speech is available on YouTube: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
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