Funny Bits from the Dowd and Colbert Column

14 10 2007

In today’s New York Times, Maureen Dowd apparently coaxed Steven Colbert to guest write her column for her. Someday, I’d like to have a job cushy enough to allow people to do my work for me and get praised for doing so. Sigh.

At any rate, I thought it would be a good idea to share some of the funny bits in the piece. Here is Colbert on Frank Rich.

Bad things are happening in countries you shouldn’t have to think about. It’s all George Bush’s fault, the vice president is Satan, and God is gay.

There. Now I’ve written Frank Rich’s column too.

Its so funny because its so true!

Here is another observation about the candidates that I think almost anyone can relate to.

And a lot of Americans feel confused about the current crop of presidential candidates.

For instance, Hillary Clinton. I can’t remember if I’m supposed to be scared of her so Democrats will think they should nominate her when she’s actually easy to beat, or if I’m supposed to be scared of her because she’s legitimately scary.

Or Rudy Giuliani. I can’t remember if I’m supposed to support him because he’s the one who can beat Hillary if she gets nominated, or if I’m supposed to support him because he’s legitimately scary.

And Fred Thompson. In my opinion “Law & Order” never sufficiently explained why the Manhattan D.A. had an accent like an Appalachian catfish wrestler.

First of all, I think that’s so revealing of how voting is such an irrational act for so many people. Its not just who do I like the least, but also who can knock off that one candidate who I dread the most. Then again, by the same token, it also reminds us of how the candidates and their respective campaigns exploit that very fact by creating such emotionally charged depictions of their rivals.

Seconly, its glad to know I am not alone on Thompson. As a born and breed New Yorker, I thought it was kind of insult to have this dude from Tennessee playing a lawyer in the District Attorney’s office. The guy probably could not tell a good bagels & lox sandwich from pastrami on rye. And he probably couldn’t care less either.

I hope there is more humor to come before and after January 20, 2009.

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18 10 2007
Eric

Don’t let that cat get that NY style pizza messed up with that stuff they serve up in Boston.

I know how y’all cats get about that “NY Style Pizza”

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