At last night's annual White House Correspondent's Dinner, Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert spoke truth to power, leaving poor Bushie and permanent-glassy-eyes Laura feeling a little uncomfortable. The truth hurts, doesn't it Bushie?
Here are some of Colbert's best quotes from last night.
My favorite one, because it speaks to how Bush is so wedded to his own ideas, even when the facts tell him he is wrong: "When the president decides something on Monday, he still believes it on Wednesday - no matter what happened Tuesday."
Another favorite of mine was when Colbert addressed the press corps, taking them to task for failing to challenge the incumbent Administration: "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."
On the current situation in Iraq, Colbert said: "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."
But I think the best part of this year's Correspondent's Dinner, is the fact that Ambassador Joseph Wilson and his wife Valerie Plame were there (they were the invited guests of ABC News). We shouldn't even know who Valerie Plame is. She was a covert CIA operative with non-official cover, working on issues regarding weapons of mass destruction. But thanks to her outing by the Bush Crime Team, she had to give up her position at the CIA. I hope Bushie had a chance to meditate on that last night.
Kudos to Stephen Colbert. Thank you for speaking truth to power. YOU ROCK!
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