Rich Little won't be mentioning Iraq or ratings when he addresses the White House Correspondents' Dinner April 21.
Little said organizers of the event made it clear they don't want a repeat of last year's controversial appearance by Stephen Colbert, whose searing satire of President Bush and the White House press corps fell flat and apparently touched too many nerves.
"They got a lot of letters," Little said Tuesday. "I won't even mention the word 'Iraq.'" ...
"They don't want anyone knocking the president. He's really over the coals right now, and he's worried about his legacy," added Little, a longtime Las Vegas resident.
God forbid we hurt the President's dainty little feeeeeeelings. He's so sensitive. A true man of the people. Except he wants to send more soldiers to Iraq to die for a war he should never have started, despite the crystal clear message from voters in every political color that Iraq is a clusterfuck we should politely excuse ourselves from, wipe the fluids from our crotches, pull our pants back on, and do the walk of shame all the way back from Iraq.
The White House correspondents should be ashamed of themselves. This administration has been up to some shady shenanigans and the press has played dead for all of it. Why do they think Americans love Stewart and Colbert so much? Because dudes who broadcast the news on Comedy Central have more balls and show what's really going on more than anybody else on the "big networks." Colbert's speech last year was the number one audiobook download on iTunes for about six months. People are fed up with this puppy dog press.
Since you won't get anyone with any sort of testicles for the Correspondent's Dinner this year, allow the dulcet tones of Colbert to wash over you from last year.