Thursday, October 18, 2007

Stephen Colbert for President

Stephen Colbert announced his run for presidency Tuesday night* on his own "prestigious show" after a teasing on "The Daily Show" Fred Thompson/Al Gore/Newt Gingrich-style a half hour before. But the most revealing moment of what Colbert has to offer the 2008 presidential election was his Op-ed piece in the New York Times this Sunday.

This Bible-bending gem speaks for itself:
Look at the moral guidance I offer. On faith: “After Jesus was born, the Old Testament basically became a way for Bible publishers to keep their word count up.” On gender: “The sooner we accept the basic differences between men and women, the sooner we can stop arguing about it and start having sex.” On race: “While skin and race are often synonymous, skin cleansing is good, race cleansing is bad.” On the elderly: “They look like lizards."

*This post originally and incorrectly stated that Colbert made his announcement "yesterday."

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