Friday, January 19, 2007

White House Correspondents Association Dinner

As driftglass has noted, this is enough to kill the Goddess of Irony. In 2004 it was OK for GWB to joke about the fact that no weapons of mass destruction had been found in Iraq -- the "slam dunk" certain "causi belli" for the invasion of Iraq that has caused so much death and suffering. But at last year's WHCD, when Stephen Colbert mocked the incompetent liar who started a war based on lies about the existence of WMD, that was too much for the notoriously thin-skinned Bubble-Boy. As Josh Marshall reports, the menu this year calls for kid-glove treatment.

The White House Correspondents' Association has apparently asked this year's comedic guest -- Rich Little -- not to give the president any grief since things are so bad for him already. And also no mentions of Iraq.

The president is still recovering from the long dark night of the soul that was last year's Colbert appearance.

From Think Progress:
Rich Little, the comedian chosen by the White House Correspondents Association to headline the annual correspondents dinner, has been told by organizers of the event that “they don’t want a repeat of last year’s” performance by Stephen Colbert.” “They don’t want anyone knocking the president. He’s really over the coals right now, and he’s worried about his legacy,” Little said. “I won’t even mention the word ‘Iraq.’


Blogger liberal journal man said...

Why don't they just repeat the video of Bush looking for WMDs in the Oval Office?

11:20 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

Wouldn't that be something...!

It was one thing for him to joke about it when the neo-cons were riding high over Mission Accomplished. But to show the Smirking Chimp behaving this way, now that most people see what a colossal FUBAR Iraq has become, might really outrage people.

3:19 PM  

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