Friday, January 19, 2007

"Don't Mention the War"

When I saw this story, the first thing that entered my head was the post title above, which is a reference to an episode of Fawlty Towers. Wouldn't you know that the post Think Progress links to for this story uses the same title.

I guess it's a little too obvious. Here's the story:

Rich Little won't be mentioning Iraq or ratings when he addresses the White House Correspondents' Dinner April 21.

Little said organizers of the event made it clear they don't want a repeat of last year's controversial appearance by Stephen Colbert, whose searing satire of President Bush and the White House press corps fell flat and apparently touched too many nerves.

"They got a lot of letters," Little said Tuesday. "I won't even mention the word 'Iraq.'"

Little, who hasn't been to the White House since he was a favorite of the Reagan administration, said he'll stick with his usual schtick -- the impersonations of the past six presidents.

"They don't want anyone knocking the president. He's really over the coals right now, and he's worried about his legacy," added Little, a longtime Las Vegas resident.

Dubya's Daddy famously resurrected Harry Truman's old quote of "If you can't stand the heat, then stay out of the kitchen" during his campaign for President. After reading this little item, I'm guessing it's a damn good thing Dubya isn't running again for both ours and his sakes.

C'mon, George! Where's that shit-kickin' good ol' country boy from Texas who'll stare down the terrorists when the wussy Democrats would bow before their feet? Never mind Osama Bin Laden. Bush can't even face Rich Little without having a fainting spell, apparently.

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