Rich Cohen thinks COLBERT was a bully. Well, maybe, if you've never seen balls, you don't recognize them when they show up.

--God knows he hasn't had the opportunity to see any (other than seeing Helen Thomas demonstrate how they're supposed to be used) in the Washington Press Corps.

So Not Funny

By Richard Cohen
Thursday, May 4, 2006; Page A25

" ...First, let me state my credentials: I am a funny guy...

... Stephen Colbert was not funny at the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner. All the rest is commentary...

The commentary, though, is also what I do, and it will make the point that Colbert was not just a failure as a comedian but rude ... Colbert was more than rude. He was a bully."


Oh, Mr Cohen is RIGHT -- he IS funny.

Someone standing up and poking at the chickenshit rich kid who is the most egregious bully in public life, and calling HIM a bully?

That Rich Cohen -- he be a funny boy.

My image of Bush has always been the rich kid who has his friends drag you down an alley and kick the crap out of you and after you're thoroughly immobile, comes down the alley and sneers "SO THERE."

This is the man who gives rude and insulting names to people in his sphere, the better to bully them.

This is the man who sends American soldiers on the sort of missions he studiously and cravenly avoided (courtesy of his rich daddy) and then, in the millenial year 2000, tried to pretend he had REALLY BEEN a National Guardsmen, not just some privileged prick who couldn't even finish off his silk stocking obligation.


What this Mr Cohen is really about -- this sterling example of the nutless wonders we've come to call the White House Press -- is being jealous that someone did something that demanded a large shitload of personal courage, standing up in close proximity to a man known for his vindictive use of his privilege.

(Although, as they say in spy and mob movies "We'll do it in a public place... just for my protection")

My father told me when I was young (I am JEWISH):

"Son, there's always a Jew around willing to be a sonderkommando (meaning one of the gang in Auschwitz willing to throw others in the ovens for a little more privilege, a little more life). Don't let anyone try to convince you that's what Jews are supposed to be like."

Well, DeToqueville said, basing his observation on a smaller sample than the sort the FDA disavows as only anecdotal, but true insofar as it went: "Jews everywhere are just like the people in the country where they live -- only more so."

DeToqueville is all well and good, but in this case, I lean more toward Upton Sinclair who said:

"It is difficult to get a man to understand something
when his salary depends upon his not understanding it."

Mr. Colbert recently referred to the sort of cojones Helen Thomas and other women display as "Thatchers."

My wife suggests that we henceforth refer to the sort that man displayed at the Press Corps dinner as "COLBERTs."


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