A great moment in American history
When Colbert roasted Bush Speaking truth to power
It’s easy to forget how extraordinary this speech was at the time.
2006 and George Bush & Co. were doing pretty much anything they wanted to do with no comment (other than cheerleading) from the mainstream news media.
The shameful government-created catastrophe in New Orleans put a small ‘ding’ in his profile, but nothing fatal to his Imperial Profile.
It took a comic – a clown – to tell the truth.
In the future, when people want to understand the madness that was the Bush II administration and the news media collaboration that made it possible, all they need to do is watch these 20 minutes. For once someone told it like it was.