May 1, 2006

Colbert is the man

5/4/06 UPDATE: YouTube removed the videos due to copyright infringement. I completely understand this, but one has to wonder what YouTube will have to offer once they've completely purged itself of all copyrighted videos.

Here's the second and third parts of YouTuber farmhand's mirror of Stephen Colbert's routine at Saturday night's White House Correspondents' Association dinner. This has his greeting to Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, which is the most hilarious part of the whole thing (at 6:19).

  • Part One
  • transcript

    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."
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    via Boing Boing
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