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Bush Not Amused At Colbert's Roast

The president and his wife, Laura, did not seem amused at the blistering “tribute” satirist Stephen Colbert gave them at the annual White House Correspondent’s Dinner.

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  • Salon calls it Colbert’s “crowning moment.”

  • Editor & Publisher:

    WASHINGTON–A blistering comedy ?tribute? to President Bush by Comedy Central?s faux talk show host Stephen Colbert at the White House Correspondent Dinner Saturday night left George and Laura Bush unsmiling at its close.

    Earlier, the president had delivered his talk to the 2700 attendees, including many celebrities and top officials, with the help of a Bush impersonator.

    Colbert, who spoke in the guise of his talk show character, who ostensibly supports the president strongly, urged the Bush to ignore his low approval ratings, saying they were based on reality, ?and reality has a well-known liberal bias.?

    He attacked those in the press who claim that the shake-up at the White House was merely re-arranging the deck chairs on the Titanic. ?This administration is soaring, not sinking,? he said. ?They are re-arranging the deck chairs–on the Hindenburg.?

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