30 April 2006

Funny, how truth hurts ...

If you haven't seen the video or read a transcript of Stephen Colbert's speech to last night's White House Correspondents Dinner, you're missing something extraordinary.

A teaser: "But, listen, let's review the rules. Here's how it works. The president makes decisions, he’s the decider. The press secretary announces those decisions, and 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."

The president and his wife were less than amused. And, in sharp contrast to the journalistic chortling that took place a couple of years ago, when Bush did his little skit in which he searched fruitlessly for WMD in the Oval Office, the press-types gathered were conspicuously reserved.

Crow doesn't make for a palatable meal. Perhaps their tummies were upset.

The links to the video and the complete transcripts are posted at Democratic Underground.com

Later, my friends.

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