May 07, 2006

Why Colbert's speech was so significant

The blogosphere is ringing with praise, and some criticism, for Stephen Colbert's speech at last week's Correspondent's Dinner.

Doug Elfman of the Chicago Sun Time puts his finger on what really made it so important:

It was perhaps the first time in Bush's tenure that the president was forced to sit and listen to any American cite the litany of criminal and corruption allegations that have piled up against his administration.

Colbert's remarks were funny, but not hilarious. The most important thing was, as I saw it described elsewhere, someone finally "telling 'truthiness' to power."

Posted by jackhodgson at May 7, 2006 08:31 PM