May 3, 2006

Colbert Appointed Whitehouse Fool

I keep a collection of quotes in a file on my computer. One of the quotes I've collected was from a New York Times editorial by Nicholas Kristof following the big Shakespeare Festival in Oregon a few years ago:

Indeed, the only person who seems to provide Shakespeare's kings with sound advice is the court fool, who cannot be punished for saying unpalatable truths because jesting is his job. I urge Mr. Bush to appoint a White House fool.

The reason I bring this up, is that Stephen Colbert, formerly of The Daily Show, and now of his own Colbert Report, seems to have been appointed to this position and is doing a fantastic job. Enjoy!

Posted by Kenny at May 3, 2006 10:19 AM
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