Monday, May 08, 2006

Viva Colbert!

I know I'm way behind the times, but I only saw Stephen Colbert's address at the White House Correspondent's dinner today. The link will take you to the entire show, but you can fast forward to the Colbert appearance at the end.
Apparently, some people have attacked him for not being that funny. Losers!
I think that is beside the point. First of all, to me it seems in the worst taste that these so called journalists have an evening of fun and camaraderie with the prez when American kids are dying in Iraq for no discernible reason. But that's just me. In this context, Colbert's speech was right on target and he is my hero for being appropriately satyrical. This is not the time to endear yourself to the worst president in the history of this country. So if he was harsh on Bush and harsh on the journalists, they both deserve it and good for him.
So what if he wasn't that funny? He spoke truth to power, which is actually what comedians traditionally are supposed to do.

1 comment:

  1. Sorry, big enchi but you're wrong about one thing:

    A comedian's first responsibility is to be funny. And the Colbert bit was just not funny.