A confession first. I don't particularly like The Colbert Report. In fact, I don't like The Office either. I'm more of a My Name Is Earl fan. I guess I am just not erudite enough to enjoy subtle ironic comedy. On this point, I suppose President Bush and I have something in common.
Stephen Colbert was the featured speaker last night at the White House Correspondent Dinner. His performance was the to be expected dry, irony laced commentary. Although I haven't seen it myself, most reports are that it didn't go to well with the audience.
The right of course have wasted no time calling the performance a bomb and not in the good way the kids are all using.
The left are pretty solid in the opinion that Colbert has balls.
Of course the left are really just happy that Colber stuck it to the evil Bush. While, the right believes that since no one laughed and Colbert is someone who appears on TV (just not on right-winged approved TV) that it was another mean-spirited liberal screed.
They're probably both wrong. But if no one really laughed, in this case, the right is probably less wrong.
Joe Gandelman was actually there and has his take. As well as a larger circle of opinions.