Via the Chicago Tribune I am reminded that the President's fine performance at the Correspondent's Dinner has been lost in all the chatter about Stephen Colbert:
• Liberals are attacking the New York Times and other outlets for ignoring or underplaying Colbert's monologue, and instead focusing on the president's gentler, self-deprecating interplay with a Bush impersonator. "It's insane journalism not to write about Colbert's appearance," playwright Christopher Durang wrote on Huffington Post. Seems to me a complete story would have given ample play to both. Colbert is clearly what everyone was talking about. Bush and his friend deserved coverage because, well, just about every public act the president commits is newsworthy, whether it's funny or not.
By all means let's not forget that the President of the United States in the midst of his ruinous war in Iraq, record budget deficits and a complete breakdown of the rebuilding efforts in New Orleans, took time out of his schedule to practice a comedy routine for a bunch of self-important hacks.
I was worried his priorities where out of whack or something.