Potential Replacement for Tony Snow

Will Rummy stay or will he go now? If he stays there will be trouble. If he leaves it will be double.

Tommy Thompson left some time ago. Josh Bolten is Bush’s new chief of staff. Tony Snow has taken over Scott McClellan’s old post. The White House has a history of lot of trouble dealing with Helen Thomas and I doubt Snow will do any better. However, this video suggests that Stephen Colbert may well be the right man for the job.

Update by Stephen VanDyke: The funniest part of the WH Correspondent’s Dinner was hands down the Colbert podium act before this clip aired. It was a great roast of George Bush and very ballsy to do it right in the president’s face like that. (clip 1 | clip 2 | transcript).

I stand by this man because he stands for things. Not only for things, he stands on things. Things like aircraft carriers and rubble and recently flooded city squares. And that sends a strong message, that no matter what happens to America, she will always rebound with the most powerfully staged photo ops in the world.

The performance was so powerful, it spawned the mega thanks site: Thank You Stephen Colbert.

Stephen Gordon

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  1. hehehe great clip. the rest of his performance was really funny also. But the best part was how no one was laughing.

  2. Right now, I’ll bet $3.50 there’s some nutburger on DemocraticUnderground, salivating over the idea of replacing Tony Snow… with Helen Thomas.

  3. My favorite lines were: “I believe that the government that governs best is the government that governs least, and by these standards we have setup a fabulous government in Iraq.”


    “So don’t pay attention to the approval ratings that say 68% of Americans disapprove of the job this man has doing. I ask you this, does that not also logically mean that 68% of people approve of the job he’s not doing?”

  4. If you haven’t seen the live “standup” portion of Colbert’s bit at the White House’s Correspondents Dinner, then make sure to track it down as it was devastating.

  5. The courageous media: Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, what balls! If you don’t get Comedy Central you are missing the best.

  6. Right now there is a Special Operations Group being formed in the White House, figuring out how to destroy Colbert before they kill him. Well said Mr. Colbert, and I am glad I am not your insurance agent.