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Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Craig ferguson's joke

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson has taken up a recurring gag that I really wish they would drop. Craig announces to his tv audience that it's been learned recently that President Bush "may have started drinking again."
They then show a White House speech clip that's slowed down, sound slowed to a slur. It's so effective, it's scary. It really seems to be W sloshed to the gills.
The gag is on the CBS website as well. Check it out and understand how lefties who hate W are so frustrated they can't impeach him, they can only mock him and ridicule him.

Is this what comedy has come to on our nation's television screens? Ferguson takes a known fact about W's past, his youthful drinking, and creates the strangely disturbing illusion that this president who is contested daily for his decisions, is nothing more than a drunk.
For what it's worth, there was a guest on his show, a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, who Ferguson never bothered to thank for his service in the U. S. military. Ferguson could only bring himself to express his relief that this man who served was never killed or wounded. After all, this would be a waste, would it not, to die or get maimed over the actions of a drunk.

Am I saying that Ferguson should have his license revoked? No. It's an hilarious talk show, imho. I'm not advocating a boycott.

I've just got my eyes open to these extraordinary times we live in.

UPDATE: Dwight Yoakum is Ferguson's guest tonight. He's doing a country music duet with Craig, who does a sweet and endearing Bing Crosby impression. Yoakum jokes, in mid-strum; "This is almost like Bing and David Bowie, eh?"

In a moment, Craig's guest will be Terri Garr. Miss Garr was discovered on a favorite tv show of the 1960s.

4 Comments:

  • At 8:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    ell Dang, some late night talk show host is making fun of the president. Whatever shall we do?

    Of course this has never ever ever happened before.

     
  • At 8:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Well Dang, some late night talk show host is making fun of the president. Whatever shall we do?

    Of course this has never ever ever happened before.

     
  • At 2:18 PM, Blogger Aron said…

    I'm a conservative and am generally a fan of President Bush, but I saw one of those clips and thought it was hilarious.

     
  • At 12:55 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I saw Dwight for the first time tonight. What was the number he did at the end of the show?

     

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