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Old 04-30-2006, 09:07 AM   #1
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Colbert Roasts Bush, Bush Is Not Amused

I hope they are showing this again on CSpan. They say the audience wasn't amused either. What did they expect when they invited him? There have been other people who have spoken at that dinner who have gotten themselves into "trouble". Where do you draw the line? I guess Bush also poked fun at himself w/ a Bush lookalike.

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"In one of the ballsiest comic stunts ever pulled in Washington, comedian Stephen Colbert delivered a blistering "tribute" to President Bush at the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner. It was so edgy and uncomfortable that it was almost too hard to watch, as a cold-faced and stunned Bush sat on the dais with the look of someone who had just been ambushed.

Acting the part of the faux conservative talk show host that he plays on Comedy Central's The Colbert Report, Colbert leveled an all-out assault on Bush under the guise of mock praise. He lampooned Bush over everything from his low approval ratings to his handling of Iraq to his vaunted stubbornness -- and got in a few shots at the press corps as well.

The members of the media elite and political glitterati in attendance gave Colbert a tepid reception, while the president and First Lady Laura Bush couldn't get off the stage fast enough when the drubbing came to a merciful end."

Highlights from Colbert's Comedy Routine

On Bush's 32% approval rating: "The glass isn't half empty -- it's 68% empty. There's still some fluid in there, but I wouldn't drink it. "

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

"I stand by this man because he stands for things. Not only for things, he stands on things. Things like aircraft carriers, and rubble, and recently flooded city squares. And that sends a strong message that no matter what happens to America she will always rebound with the most powerfully staged photo-ops in the world."

"I believe that the government that governs best is a government that governs least, and by these standards we have set up a fabulous government in Iraq."

On Bush, "the decider": "When the president decides something on Monday, he still believes it on Wednesday -- no matter what happened Tuesday."

"Fox News gives you both sides of every story -- the President’s side and the Vice President’s side."

On claims that the shake-up at the White House was merely re-arranging the deck chairs on the Titanic: "This Administration is not sinking. This Administration is soaring. If anything they are rearranging the deck chairs on the Hindenburg."

On the press corps: "You should spend more time with your families, write that novel you've always wanted to write. You know, the one about the fearless reporter who stands up to the administration. You know -- fiction."

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http://politicalhumor.about.com/gi/d...Fid=1002425363
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link here http://www.crooksandliars.com/2006/04/29.html#a8104
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I looked on the CSpan site and I can't find a listing for the rerun, it is supposed to be shown again.
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George Clooney was there too, I'm only posting the photo because it shows Madeleine Albright



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Damnit, I'm so sorry that I missed this. Stephen Colbert is a god.

I hope I can find it on Youtube/torrents. Or somewhere online.

Edit: Nevermind. I love you, Wanderer.
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Damn, I missed this. I don't watch much TV because I hate those stupid reality shows, but I miss some good shows. I do watch the History Channel, and I'll be watching the news in Turkey. I want to keep up with what's going on at home.
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Haha...this was great. Not only did he rip into the Bush Administration, but he also ripped into the lazy press that never challenges him.

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Haha...this was great. Not only did he rip into the Bush Administration, but he also ripped into the lazy press that never challenges him.

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The left-wing blogosphere is beyond themselves with joy over this, as well they should be. I spent an hour or so reading about this today.

Good for Colbert!!!!!
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One of the few times I've watched CSPAN. Colbert's closing video showing himself as Press Secretary was hysterical.

The crowd was remarkably quiet during Colbert's comments.
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Yeah, it pisses me off that the press soft-balls Bush. He's getting away with being mediocre, and I don't like that in a president.
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I only caught the portion where he made the video of being chased by Helen. I didn't think it was funny, and normally I love Stephen Colbert. Oh well.
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Re: Colbert Roasts Bush, Bush Is Not Amused

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I hope they are showing this again on CSpan. They say the audience wasn't amused either. What did they expect when they invited him? There have been other people who have spoken at that dinner who have gotten themselves into "trouble". Where do you draw the line? I guess Bush also poked fun at himself w/ a Bush lookalike.

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"In one of the ballsiest comic stunts ever pulled in Washington, comedian Stephen Colbert delivered a blistering "tribute" to President Bush at the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner. It was so edgy and uncomfortable that it was almost too hard to watch, as a cold-faced and stunned Bush sat on the dais with the look of someone who had just been ambushed.

Acting the part of the faux conservative talk show host that he plays on Comedy Central's The Colbert Report, Colbert leveled an all-out assault on Bush under the guise of mock praise. He lampooned Bush over everything from his low approval ratings to his handling of Iraq to his vaunted stubbornness -- and got in a few shots at the press corps as well.

The members of the media elite and political glitterati in attendance gave Colbert a tepid reception, while the president and First Lady Laura Bush couldn't get off the stage fast enough when the drubbing came to a merciful end."

Highlights from Colbert's Comedy Routine

On Bush's 32% approval rating: "The glass isn't half empty -- it's 68% empty. There's still some fluid in there, but I wouldn't drink it. "

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

"I stand by this man because he stands for things. Not only for things, he stands on things. Things like aircraft carriers, and rubble, and recently flooded city squares. And that sends a strong message that no matter what happens to America she will always rebound with the most powerfully staged photo-ops in the world."

"I believe that the government that governs best is a government that governs least, and by these standards we have set up a fabulous government in Iraq."

On Bush, "the decider": "When the president decides something on Monday, he still believes it on Wednesday -- no matter what happened Tuesday."

"Fox News gives you both sides of every story -- the President’s side and the Vice President’s side."

On claims that the shake-up at the White House was merely re-arranging the deck chairs on the Titanic: "This Administration is not sinking. This Administration is soaring. If anything they are rearranging the deck chairs on the Hindenburg."

On the press corps: "You should spend more time with your families, write that novel you've always wanted to write. You know, the one about the fearless reporter who stands up to the administration. You know -- fiction."

more here

http://politicalhumor.about.com/gi/d...Fid=1002425363
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Just watched the rerun on C-SPAN. That was priceless!!!!
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