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Wednesday, May 24, 2006

DeLay team turns to Stephen Colbert for support

Wow. Althought I guess there's a chance I could be fooled into thinking Colbert was a conservative if I knew nothing of The Daily Show, or wasn't aware that I was watching Comedy Central. But surely hearing him ask an interviewee "George W. Bush-- great president or best president?" to gales of audience laughter would be a big hint. But then again, I don't get to Bizarroworld much and I'm not a booster of Tom DeLay. Think Progress has the lowdown:

The email features a “one-pager on the truth behind Liberal Hollywood’s the Big Buy,” and the lead item is Colbert’s interview with Greenwald on Comedy Central (where Colbert plays a faux-conservative, O’Reilly-esque character). The headline of the “fact sheet”:

DeLay thinks Colbert is so persuasive, he’s now featuring the full video of the interview at the top of the legal fund’s website. And why not? According to the email, Greenwald “crashed and burned” under the pressure of Colbert’s hard-hitting questions, like “Who hates America more, you or Michael Moore?”

The video won't be there for long, I suspect, so go get a Colbert fix while it lasts, courtesy of Tom DeLay's biggest fans.