Sunday, April 30, 2006

Stephen Colbert Moment

There's a pretty funny account of Stephen Colbert's speech at the White House Correspondent's dinner this weekend. I don't get to see his teevee show too often, but I wish I did. He gets in a lot of funny "zingers," is what I think they call them. Here is a sample from the article:

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.”

And another:

Turning to the war, he declared, "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."

Regardless of your politics, I think those are pretty funny. The article makes it sound like his remarks weren't taken too well by W and wife. In fairness to Colbert, these things are supposed to be roasts, though, so I don't think he should have been surprised. Here's a short article that recounts some of his jokes, and here is a site with a tiny video of the speech, which is about 15 minutes.

2 comments:

Oden, Miles said...

Viva La Colbert!

Almighty Ryan said...

I do find Colbert's show very funny, but I'm a Daily Show fanboy by heart.