A brief interlude from my holiday reminiscences to bring you this tour de force from the weekend, which was far, far too good to ignore.
But first, the set-up (courtesy of Wikipedia): At the 2006 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner, which was broadcast on C-SPAN and MSNBC, Stephen Colbert delivered a blistering satirical attack on the White House and the journalism establishment that left many of its audience, including President Bush, decisively uncomfortable and silent.
In a world where the news media is increasingly and shamefully timid and toothless, it takes a satirist to stand in front of Dubya and deliver a withering smack-down of ballsalicious proportions. I am awe-stuck and downright delighted.
A full transcript of Stephen Colbert’s routine can be found here.
Don't forget to go and say "Thank you Stephen Colbert!"