April 30, 2006

WHEN ZINGERS ARE TRUISMS:

Bush Addresses Press Alongside Lookalike (ELIZABETH WHITE, 4/30/06, Associated Press)

The featured entertainer was Stephen Colbert, whose Comedy Central show "The Colbert Report" often lampoons the Washington establishment. [...]

He...paid mock tribute to Bush as a man who "believes Wednesday what he believed Monday, despite what happened Tuesday."


You could hardly ask for a better pocket definition of a conservative--someone who doesn't abandon core principles because of a bad day.

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 30, 2006 10:40 AM
Comments

And you know what he'll believe on Friday, no matter what happens Thursday. You have no idea where the Dem will be.

Posted by: Raoul Ortega at April 30, 2006 11:53 AM

Colbert's upward momentum in the media buzz world may have taken a hit at the dinner -- while he got in the requisite shots at Bush, judging from the audience response on C-Span, they were a little too oblique for many in the crowd, who were hoping for a straight-on attack like Don Imus against Bill Clinton a decade ago. But he was direct in his shots at the media (which made sense since his schtick is basically a Bill O'Reilly parody), and the audience reaction was at best, politely restrained.

But at least he got a chance to repirse his voice role as one of the members of the "Ambiguiously Gay Duo" on Saturday Night Live last night.

Posted by: John at April 30, 2006 6:34 PM

John - agree. I saw only a bit of him and he seemed funny but crowd didn't respond much. They realized they were part of the joke and didn't like it.

Posted by: AWW at April 30, 2006 9:28 PM
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