Friday, May 20, 2011

In Context

Remember the "bizarre anti-media, Unabomber-esque manifesto" from a Newt Gingrich spokesperson that I referred to in yesterday's post (now also at HuffPo) about Gingrich's implosion? Well, on last night's Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert hit upon the realization that the only way to truly do it justice was to have actor John Lithgow (soon to play a key role in Rise of the Planet of the Apes!) perform it verbatim in its entirety. After watching this, I'm sure you'll agree that it was the only way to go. In terms of political performance art, this is right up there with when Conan O'Brien (in his late, lamented Tonight Show days) had William Shatner perform excerpts from Sarah Palin's memoir.

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