Not being a TV viewer, it would have been easy for me to overlook Steve Cobert's satire on George Bush and his all-too-cosy relationship with a cowed White House press corps over the past years, and it took this Washington Post article to bring it to my attention.
Having watched this, I can only feel admiration for the man.
It's all very well for me to bellyache about George W. on these blog pages – I'm essentially just another largely anonymous figure in a big crowd – but to take on Bush and his collective audience with the President sitting just a couple of chairs away takes a lot of courage. No, Colbert didn't get a lot of laughs but perhaps that was just as well – sometimes things just can't be joked away.
Would I be able to do the same? I doubt it – and not just because I have no comedic talent! 🙂