All Kidding Aside
By Dan Froomkin
Special to washingtonpost.com
Monday, May 1, 2006; 2:21 PM
President Bush on Saturday night had the audience at the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner in stitches. With doppelganger comedian Steve Bridges alongside — playing his inner self — Bush poked gentle fun of his own mangling of the English language, his belligerence and his feelings about the media.
Then Comedy Central satirist Stephen Colbert ripped those stitches out.
Colbert was merciless, reserving his most potent zingers for the people in spitting distance: The president who took the nation to war on false pretenses and the press corps that let him do it. read more….