Sunday, April 30, 2006

HuMoR: Colbert (Comedy Central) skewers Bush at the White House Correspondents Dinner-- Bush Not amused?!

LINK to video: (his video submission for post of Press Secretary)
2nd video here ("Rearranging the Deck chairs on the Hinderberg")

Oh. I'm sorry this is NEWS, not HUMOR.
Colbert Lampoons Bush at White House Correspondents Dinner-- President Not Amused?

It's so Good I am going to be verbose and pretend I'm Henny Youngman, and present his actual routine as a series of one liners (minus the drum trap, since the internet is silent).

A blistering comedy “tribute” to President Bush by Comedy Central’s faux talk show host Stephen Colbert at the White House Correspondent Dinner Saturday night left George and Laura Bush unsmiling at its close.

Colbert, who spoke in the guise of his talk show character, who ostensibly supports the president strongly,
urged the Bush to ignore his low approval ratings, saying they were based on reality, “and reality has a well-known liberal bias.”
He attacked those in the press who claim that the shake-up at the White House was merely re-arranging the deck chairs on the Titanic. “This administration is soaring, not sinking,” he said. “If anything, they are re-arranging the deck chairs on the Hindenburg.”
Colbert told Bush he could end the problem of protests by retired generals by refusing to let them retire.
"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.

Colbert also made biting cracks about missing WMDs, “photo ops” on aircraft carriers and at hurricane disasters, melting glaciers and Vice President Cheney shooting people in the face.
Observing that Bush sticks to his principles, he said, "When the president decides something on Monday, he still believes it on Wednesday - no matter what happened Tuesday."
He also reflected on the alleged good old days for the president, when the media was still swallowing the WMD story.
Addressing the reporters, he said, "Let's review the rules. Here's how it works.
The president makes decisions, he’s the decider.
The press secretary announces those decisions
you people of the press type those decisions down.
Make, announce, type. Put them through a spell check and go home. Get to know your family again. Make love to your wife. Write that novel you got kicking around in your head. You know, the one about the intrepid Washington reporter with the courage to stand up to the administration. You know--fiction."

As Colbert walked from the podium, when it was over, the President and First Lady gave him quick nods, unsmiling. The president shook his hand and tapped his elbow, and left immediately.

Earlier in the evening, the president addressed the crowd with a Bush impersonator standing alongside him with the faux-Bush speaking precisely and the real Bush deliberately mispronouncing words, such as the inevitable "nuclear." At the close, Bush called the imposter "a fine talent. In fact, he did all my debates with Senator Kerry."

In the Truth is Stranger then Fiction Department

The president's routine went over well with the crowd -- better than did Colbert's, in fact.

Ah.. Editorial Comment wound up there I'd guess!
Cheers! Markbnj

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