L'affaire Colbert UPDATED with the above awesome photo, from this NYTimes piece.
"Write that novel you got kicking around in your head. You know, the one about the intrepid Washington reporter with the courage to stand up to the administration. You know - fiction!" -- Zing-a-Zing-Zing! After catching a video clip or two, I finally read the entire transcript of Stephen Colbert's gutsy performance at the White House Correspondent's Dinner on Sunday night, and wow...his truthiness speaks volumes! In a room full of actual reporters, he spoke the truths they are all too scared or lazy or ratings-skittish to contemplate. You can tell by the nervous laughter that irony and satire are not, in fact, dead! You can say thanks to Stephen for that. Unsurprisingly, Bushie didn't take the thinly-veiled criticism very well -- poor guy, he must be reading his 34% approval ratings upside-down or something. Mr. President, you're on notice!