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Indestructble Titanium Spheres of Power

Whoah! Wow. Hee hee. Stephen Colbert must have titanium cojones!

He was a guest speaker at the White House Correspondants Association Dinner, and with President Bush sitting not ten feet away, Colbert proceeded to verbally roast the President in his Colbert Report persona.

You could almost see the audience trying to hide. The president looked none to happy either. The speech was amazing for how unrelentingly pointed it was, in an arena where nobody else dared to bring up the topics it mentioned.

Stephen Colbert is my hero. Right after Jon Stewart. :)

I do find it telling, though, that while the blogosphere is lighting up about this, there does not seem to be any mainstream media mention of this at all. Just enter "Stephen Colbert" into Google news and see. I guess the reporters there didn't much like how they got roasted too.

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the_twf
May. 1st, 2006 01:18 pm (UTC)
Nice... And you know, maybe something will come of it!
jeran
May. 1st, 2006 04:17 pm (UTC)
They are, however, spending a lot of time on the dual-Bushes bit with the impersonator. Feh. Colbert was a lot funnier.
smack_jackal
May. 1st, 2006 08:57 pm (UTC)
I loves that man. There has got be a *klack*klack*klack* sound coming from his pants when he walks.
(Anonymous)
May. 2nd, 2006 05:10 am (UTC)
A let-down
This was the classic Press Corps-style "roast". Colbert carefully didn't say anything worse about the President than he said about himself, which seems to be the general rule at these things. He says much worse stuff on the show, when he isn't facing his targets. I watched the whole thing twice, and based on the audience reaction the worst thing Colbert said was about China making toys for Happy Meals. The worst thing he said about Bush was to agree that Mrs. Bush is the better half of the marriage. And the short film at the end was really weak. The speech really didn't live up to the hype I've seen for it.
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