May 2, 2006

Bush angry, says Colbert is a doody head

Ok, not really. But Shakespeare's Sister links to a US News story that says the President was angered by a comedy routine that accurately reflects his presidency.
"Comedy Central star Stephen Colbert's biting routine at the White House Correspondents Association dinner won a rare silent protest from Bush aides and supporters Saturday when several independently left before he finished.'Colbert crossed the line,' said one top Bush aide, who rushed out of the hotel as soon as Colbert finished. Another said that the president was visibly angered by the sharp lines that kept coming.'I've been there before, and I can see that he is [angry],' said a former top aide. 'He's got that look that he's ready to blow.'"

Again, I would have some sympathy but I still remember just how arrogant this President and his people were when their support numbers were in the 70s. What goes around comes around. He who sows the wind, reaps the whirlwind.


Greek Shadow said...

Kind of reminds us old farts how Nixon and Agnew fought so hard to get the Smother's Brothers off the air in the lat Sixties and early Seventies. Harlan Ellison's The Glass Teat being pulled from the shelves and how little humor fascists have when the laughs are on them.

Streak said...

The Nixon comparison is more and more apt. Of course, Nixon was far more competent and inherited his war, but the lack of humor and mean streak are reminiscent.

Reminds me of that story that someone from the era (I don't remember who) told comparing LBJ and Nixon. If you pissed off LBJ, he was likely to call you up in the middle of the night and yell at you. Nixon would just call the IRS on you.