Festive Left Friday Blogging: Stephen Colbert’s moment of Zen

Hot off the airwaves this AM:

You thought he was a rightist? I have to wonder, after all this, if he’s not just a lefty who plays a righty on TV. (Muchas gracias, Think Progress.)

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3 Responses to Festive Left Friday Blogging: Stephen Colbert’s moment of Zen

  1. Uzza says:

    “The invisible hand of the market doesn’t want to pick beans.”

  2. Richard says:

    Of course, it is a slap in the face to those of us who are serious about immigration (and/or are immigrants) that the Congress of the United States treats both farm labor, immigration and the disastrous effects of U.S. corporate agriculture on those of us south of the Rio Grande as an occasion for a comedy routine.
    If the Congress doesn’t take itself seriously, why should anyone else? And why would those of us in Latin America believe the U.S. congress is going to take our real concerns seriously after this?

  3. Jim Hadstate says:

    Stephen’s on-air persona is just that: and on-air persona. He is actually pretty progressive for a South Carolinian. The thing is, the wingnuts don’t get it. They think he is really doing their meme when he is actually thoroughly roasting them over a slow fire.
    There is a well-known clip of him at the White House Media Dinner for Bush where he was invited to do his act. It was funny as hell to watch the reporters not get it. They thought that he was praising Bush and Cheney and was actually removing their skin in strips while they screamed.
    It was too funny! All those supposedly “with it”, “in the know” media types who didn’t get that he had stuck a huge spear right through Bush and pinned him to his chair. The funniest part was when one of the young interns (I guess he was because he was too young to be a graduate yet and working) leaned over and whispered in Bush’s ear and Bush went from laughing to just having eaten a not ripe persimmon in 10 seconds. It was great. He wouldn’t even shake Colbert’s hand as they passed with Bush on his way to the podium and Stephen walking back to his seat. Very nasty on Bush’s part. And very unmannerly. Laura tried to make up for it by turning around and shaking his had.
    If you ever get a chance to see it, you will have tears in your eyes and your stomach will hurt for laughing. I don’t know what part was funnier, the stupid journalists, the stupid Bush or the unmannerly Bush.

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