Stephen Colbert ROCKS!

Stephen Colbert kicks ass at White House press corps dinner

I'm a long time fan of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart so I thought I would love The Colbert Report as a spinoff. It took me a while to warm up to it but now it's one of my "can't miss" television shows. Colbert's portrayal of a self-righteous conservative is spot on and very funny. His routine at Saturday night's White House Press Corps dinner sounds like one of those perfect moments of comedy and commentary.

Colbert, who spoke in the guise of his talk show character, who ostensibly supports the president strongly, urged the Bush to ignore his low approval ratings, saying they were based on reality, "and reality has a well-known liberal bias."

He attacked those in the press who claim that the shake-up at the White House was merely re-arranging the deck chairs on the Titanic. "This administration is soaring, not sinking," he said. "They are re-arranging the deck chairs--on the Hindenburg."

Colbert told Bush he could end the problem of protests by retired generals by refusing to let them retire. He compared Bush to Rocky Balboa in the "Rocky" movies, always getting punched in the face--"and Apollo Creed is everything else in the world."
Colbert Lampoons Bush at White House Correspondents Dinner -- President Not Amused?

Full transcript here.

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