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Little Wing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 09:35 AM
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Stephen Colbert ALMOST gave Bush a Certificate of Presidency at Press Dinner
COMIC Stephen Colbert drew an icy response from the press corps at the White House Correspondents' Association gala in April, but it could have been worse, reports The Post's Mandy Stadtmiller. At an Academy of Television Arts & Sciences panel the other night, Colbert told moderator Stone Phillips he cut out one of his George Bush-bashing jokes at the last minute. "The president is always giving out medals to other people," Colbert explained.

So he planned to joke at the D.C. event, " 'Nobody ever gives him awards, and that is wrong. So tonight,' and we had this printed up, 'I am here to present to the president the highest award that Stephen Colbert can present to the president . . . It's called a Certificate of Presidency.' It was a little sheet of paper that said, 'I, Stephen Colbert, hereby recognize George W. Bush is president of the United States.' " Reflected Colbert, "At that point in the speech, 'cause it was right about the middle, I looked over and I went, I'm not going to do that." Where is the "certificate" now? Colbert keeps it framed on his wall as a personal "woulda, shoulda, coulda" memento.

You already read the whole thing, but http://www.nypost.com/seven/12152006/gossip/pagesix/the... anyway
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cspanlovr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 09:39 AM
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1. I don't blame him for not using it...
you never know, one more crack and the secret service might have stormed the podium and wrestled him to the ground!
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The Count Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 09:44 AM
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2. Glad he didn't. It would have been the heaviest legitimizing of the unelected
Edited on Fri Dec-15-06 09:44 AM by The Count
turd. Bad enough politicians did. But, very, very funny, Stephen! :rofl: :rofl:
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Benhurst Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 09:47 AM
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5. Yeah, getting certified by Sandra Day and the Corrupt Supremes
was a farce; but getting certified by Colbert, now that's serious business.
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The Count Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 12:39 PM
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8. Exactly. Because Colbert matters! And SOTU is just another banana republic
Edited on Fri Dec-15-06 12:40 PM by The Count
construct now.
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happydreams Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 04:43 PM
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10. LOL! Good one
That's gotta be why Colbert didn't award it.

:rofl:
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Lisa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 04:48 PM
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11. Agreed! Bush does NOT deserve such an honor ...
... even from Colbert's onscreen persona.
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Scout1071 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 09:45 AM
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3. That was one of the funniest and "ballsiest" things I've ever seen.
I could watch it from beginning to end every day.
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SutaUvaca Donating Member (472 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 09:46 AM
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4. Coulda been an interesting moment.
Could be that the the torn bits of it would have sold on eBay for thousands of dollars each! :)
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 10:51 AM
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6. He should have gotten a "Participation Ribbon" as well. n/t
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mentalsolstice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 11:01 AM
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7. Trip to Gitmo v. spending time with wife & kids
Smart man, that Colbert...
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rosesaylavee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 04:39 PM
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9. Love that man.
He will always have a special place in my heart.
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