Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Great American? Or the Greatest American?

Why did they hire him to do the show? Seriously. Had they never seen his act? Did they not know what sort of thing he might do? Or did they, you think, say to themselves – We'll hire Stephen Colbert, who does a show mocking the president and the pathetic state of the media today and he'll tone down his act out of respect for "The Office", because that's what all the rest of the sniveling obsequious sycophants do.

Well, he didn't. For the first time in his presidency, Bush had to hear what people out here really think. And now everyone is beside themselves with outrage and Bush is apparently pissed off. Aides are scrambling to point out how much funnier the twin Bushes skit was compared to Colbert. (And if I were Stephen I would totally take comedy advice from a bunch of suit-clad uptight conservatives so devoted to their jobs they work 20 hour days.)

Honestly, what did they expect? Besides, he's the president of the United States. If the man can't handle having his feelings hurt, maybe he should find another line of work. It's not our job to protect him. It's his job to protect us. And by the way, he's been doing a pretty crappy job of it too.

Meanwhile, 84% of Gawker readers say the piece was "one of the most patriotic acts I've witness of any individual."

And grippy too.


Matthew Smith said...

I don't get it...why should Colbert's respect for a former coworker's sitcom have any bearing on his performance? I mean, I like "The Office" as much as the next guy, but I don't really see what Steve Carell has to do with this story.

Unless at next year's event they bring back "Even Steven"...I loved that bit.

emeryroolz said...

Maybe they THOUGHT they were getting "that funny fella from The Office and that Virgin movie" when they booked Colbert. Jokes on them, I guess...