Stephen Hero

Stephen Colbert, that is. His White House Press Correspondents’ dinner performance excoriated the crimes of the administration and the complicity of the media (except Helen Thomas, who was deservedly praised). My favorite bit:

I mean, it’s like the movie “Rocky.” The president is Rocky and Apollo Creed is everything else in the world.

Watch the video. Like most bullies, Bush can’t take a joke unless it’s Skull and Bones old boy network joshing:

Those seated near Bush told E&P’s Joe Strupp, who was elsewhere in the room, that Bush quickly turned from an amused guest to an obviously offended target as Colbert’s comments brought up his low approval ratings and problems in Iraq.