Tonight on the Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert had his cast cut off of his wrist. He has put the cast up on eBay (it's covered in signatures from people like Katie Couric, Bill O'Reilly and Nancy Pelosi), with all of the proceeds going to the Yellow Ribbon Fund. I checked at what the bidding was at four minutes after he announced it at the end of the show. It had gone from $100 to $75,100. In four minutes. Wow. Perhaps I won't make that bid after all.
I'd like to direct your attention once again to his performance at the White House Correspondents dinner in 2006.
My two favorite quotes:
"I believe the government that governs best is the government that governs least. And by these standards, we have set up a fabulous government in Iraq."
"Now, I know there are some polls out there saying this man has a 32% approval rating. But guys like us, we don't pay attention to the polls. We know that polls are just a collection of statistics that reflect what people are thinking in "reality." And reality has a well-known liberal bias.
So, Mr. President, please, pay no attention to the people that say the glass is half full. 32% means the glass -- it's important to set up your jokes properly, sir. Sir, pay no attention to the people who say the glass is half empty, because 32% means it's 2/3 empty. There's still some liquid in that glass is my point, but I wouldn't drink it. The last third is usually backwash."
Remember, he said this to the President's face. In front of an audience. On television.
Here's the video, in case you've somehow managed to miss what I feel is the defining act of political criticism of his administration.
and part 2:
and part 3:
I just checked back in at the eBay auction. There must have been some people putting false bids up, because it's now down to $8,200. No, $6,600. No, $6,100. Hey, now someone can buy it for me for Christmas.