Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Dem Says Colbert 'Crossed the Line'

Well, here it is Wednesday and everybody's still talking about Stephen Colbert. And he's still number one and number two at Technorati!

As if we didn't have enough problems with the sham of an opposition party in this country, now a Dem is attacking Colbert and defending the Decider.

With Dems like Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, who needs Republicans? Yeah, I know, nobody needs Republicans no matter what Lieberman-wannabe Hoyer does. But does anybody need Dems? Maybe all we need is Stephen Colbert.

The Hill:

House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) took on a rare role yesterday as a defender of President Bush. Hoyer came to the defense of the commander in chief after Saturday’s White House Correspondents’ Association dinner, where the president took a drubbing from comedian Stephen Colbert.

“I thought some of it was funny, but I think it got a little rough,” Hoyer said. “He is the president of the United States, and he deserves some respect.”

“I’m certainly not a defender of the administration,” Hoyer reassured stunned observers, but Colbert “crossed the line” with many jokes that were “in bad taste.”

Colbert needled Bush, often prompting only an expressionless stare from the president, who appeared not to be amused.

If you feel like giving Hoyer a piece of your mind, go over to Americablog for the contact info. (via dkos )

If you haven't added your name to the growing list over at Thank You Stephen Colbert, go do it now. And, if you haven't heard, April 29 is Stephen Colbert Day, pass it on. Video link here: Colbert Was Brutal to Bushie . UPDATE: GAWKER has a Colbert poll .

"What Colbert did was expose the whole official, patriotic, right-wing, press-bashing discourse as a sham, as more ‘truthiness’ than truth.” -Michael Scherer, Salon Magazine