Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Tell Steny Hoyer to Shove It

Minority Whip Steny Hoyer came to the defense of Bushie today, saying that Stephen Colbert's performance at the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner went over the line and that "Bush deserves respect." Well, if you're so inclined you can go here and tell Steny just what you think. Of course, you'll have to dig up a Maryland zip code in order to even email the Congressman (oh, one like 20604, which is Waldorf, MD).

Here, of course, is a copy of my little missive-

Congressman Hoyer-
I find it not only sad, but outrageous that you would come to the defense of President Bush. Comedian Stephen Colbert did not "cross(ed) the line" with his remarks at the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner. Colbert merely said what the Washington media and our supposed Democratic leaders are too gutless to say.

Imagine, if you will, that you and your colleagues in DC actually had spines and were willing to call President Bush out on his lies; were willing to state the obvious about Fox News- that it is an arm of the Republican National Committee; stand up for the Fourth Amendment, international human rights protocols, etc. Then maybe someone like Stephen Colbert (and John Stewart) would not be necessary. But, since you have FAILED to live up to your duties to this country (and this Party) others have filled that void. So, be it bloggers or political satirists, someone has to tell the American people what this administration has done, and is doing, to our country.

It is only in the smug air of Washington, DC that Colbert's biting political satire falls on deaf ears. Perhaps if those of you who ply your trade in DC spent more time with real people, instead of entertaining one another with cocktail conversation, you would understand why Colbert commands such a following.

As a side note, I have to wonder whether or not you similarly objected to Don Imus' shtick at the same gathering during President Clinton's second term. But, even if you did, there is a world of difference between making jokes about oral sex in the White House and using satire to highlight the corruption and lies of the present administration. Maybe someday you will come to understand that difference.


Blogger Brenneker's Feast said...

AR gov' Huckabee was on Colbert Report. He was nothing but a series of lame, badly timed jokes, about his weight lose and stupid book and deep fried twinkies.

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