Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Big Babies

What babies...
Skewering comedy skit angers Bush and aides

Comedy Central star Stephen Colbert's biting routine at the White House Correspondents Association dinner won a rare silent protest from Bush aides and supporters Saturday when several independently left before he finished.

"Colbert crossed the line," said one top Bush aide, who rushed out of the hotel as soon as Colbert finished. Another said that the president was visibly angered by the sharp lines that kept coming.
Colbert "crossed the line"? Are they nuts? Colbert didn't even come close to the line. You know what? A. Bush has no sense of humor, B. He can't take criticism (I blame Barb), C. You tell him what he wants to hear like he's some spoiled child so of course he can't handle it when reality intrudes on his little world. Big baby. Tell him to have a drink, do a line and calm down.

"I've been there before, and I can see that he is [angry]," said a former top aide. "He's got that look that he's ready to blow."
He's angry? He's angry? Who cares? I'm f@#king angry and Bush is responsible for the deaths of tens of thousands of people so who cares if he gets a little angry.

Colbert's routine was similar to what he does on his show, the Colbert Report, but much longer on the topic of Bush, suggesting that the president is out of touch with reality. Aides and reporters, however, said that it did not overshadow Bush's own funny routine, which featured an impersonator who told the audience what Bush was thinking when he spoke dull speech lines.

In fact, some aides crowed over reports that the president easily bested Colbert in the reviews of both comedy acts.
Yeah, those reviews where Bush 'easily bested' Colbert? Out of the same media outlets that Colbert called on the carpet the other night. Colbert stood in front of Bush and the media and told them some pretty inconvenient truths that didn't match their images of themselves and now they're crying like spoiled brats. Good.

As far as I'm concerned? What Colbert did was just shy of that guy alone in Tiananmen Square stopping a column of tanks. It was the great "truth to power" moment that has gone not just unreported, but criticized by people that should no better.