## April 30, 2006

### Colbert on a Tear

Stephen Colbert has been just outstanding lately.

His interview with William Kristol turned one of the brightest conservative pundits in Washington into a stammering pool of sweat. And his speech at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner (QT, .torrent) … Let’s just say it was one of the funniest they’ve ever had. (If you missed it, you don’t need to take my word for it; download the torrent of the whole thing, and watch the rest of this year’s event.)

The AP’s Mark Smith introduced Colbert with

Mr. President, usually you and the politicians are the ones in the cross-hairs at this dinner. Tonight, no one is safe.

and, indeed, no one was … except, maybe, Helen Thomas.

#### Update (5/24/2006):

Colbert is so good, he even has Tom Delay fooled [via thinkprogress].
Posted by distler at April 30, 2006 11:57 PM

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### Re: Colbert on a Tear

Stephen’s Colbert speech was a bitter irony but at the same time it was an absolute truth. And everyone understood it, so poor comedian could not hope for applause and for laughter. But one thing that gladdens me is that probably
America is the only country where such incident may have happened. So we again proved to be a democratic and free nation: )

Posted by: Brand Search on May 10, 2006 4:49 AM | Permalink | Reply to this

### Re: Colbert on a Tear

Really? America must be great.

Posted by: Aristotle Pagaltzis on May 10, 2006 2:43 PM | Permalink | Reply to this

### Re: Colbert on a Tear

There’s no telling the lengths to which a would-be comment-spammer will go, to flatter his host.

This amuses me, first because unsigned commenter URLs are automatically rel="nofollow"ed and second because I keep removing his spamvertised URL anyway.

Posted by: Jacques Distler on May 10, 2006 3:11 PM | Permalink | PGP Sig | Reply to this

### Re: Colbert on a Tear

Ok, pinch me. I read the by-line as “Brad Sears” and took the comment seriously.

Posted by: Aristotle Pagaltzis on May 11, 2006 12:49 PM | Permalink | Reply to this

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