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Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Colbert at the White House Correspondents' dinner

If you haven't seen this thing, you need to watch it...

A lot of folks are clutching their pearls right now about how inappropriate this was and besides, it wasn't funny anyway. I'm just curious as to how this is any less funny or more inappropriate than Bush narrating a photo of himself looking under a desk with "Those weapons of mass destruction have got to be somewhere. Nope, no weapons over there ... Maybe under here?" as he did at this event last year.

Or, for that matter, Don Imus' speech at the same thing in 1996?

OK, maybe Imus was a bit more funny ha-ha, but I don't see how his speech was anything but more nasty and disrespectful than Cobert's, who, after all, was attacking policies, not people. And I fail to see how mocking the reason we were sold a war is either funny or appropriate humor, especially coming from the man's whose war it is in the first place.

Then again, I don't find Larry the Cable Guy funny either, so what do I know about humor?

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