Granted, it’s a low hurdle, but Dowd hands over most of her column to Stephen Colbert, with hilarious results:
Dick Cheney’s fondest pipe dream is driving a bulldozer into The New York Times while drinking crude oil out of Keith Olbermann’s skull…
Bad things are happening in countries you shouldn’t have to think about. It’s all George Bush’s fault, the vice president is Satan, and God is gay.
There. Now I’ve written Frank Rich’s column too.
Read the whole thing. What makes Colbert so funny when he’s on is the two-sided nature of the satire (of the type Jon Stewart himself used to do): the ability to satirize right-wing blowhards of the Bill O’Reilly variety while using that persona to throw legitimately funny barbs at the left. It’s harder than it looks.
Also: the more things change, the more they stay the same.