Video: Hillary rescues Colbert

posted at 10:10 am on April 18, 2008 by Allahpundit

Hard to believe this is the best his writers could do. Doubtless her campaign laid down some ground rules about what would and wouldn’t be appropriate for her cameo, but she was willing to joke about the Tuzla thing on Leno. Nothing topical here? Not even a goof on Billy Jeff?

I’m including Obama’s clip too. It’s marginally better — emphasis on “marginally.”

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Everything outside of him being able to repeat his talking points are “distractions” to Obama and his supporters. Questioning his honesty and judgment? “DISTRACTION!” Calling up his ties to terrorists and America-haters? “DISTRACTION!”

amerpundit on April 18, 2008 at 10:17 AM

It was probably for the best not to have him interview her. He’s more of a loose cannon than Stewart is. When Stewart has a guest he disagrees with, he’ll change the format for the entire episode to please them (See: Lynne Cheney) and remain civil.

Typhonsentra on April 18, 2008 at 10:18 AM

Wow, Obama standing there grinning uncontrollably as Colbert maniacally places Distractions onto the On Notice board reminds me so much of Saturday Morning Cartoons.

If only we had Hillary Clinton in a pantsuit to save us!

Keljeck on April 18, 2008 at 10:22 AM

Is it just me or is Hillary slicking down her hair more. Maybe trying for the broad in The Matrix look?

TooTall on April 18, 2008 at 10:28 AM

The Hillary skit reminds me of the SNL skit with Dan Akroyd as Jimmy Carter resolving everyday life problems technical or personal. Aww, satire.

jencab on April 18, 2008 at 10:34 AM

The Hillary skit reminds me of the SNL skit with Dan Akroyd as Jimmy Carter resolving everyday life problems technical or personal. Aww, satire.

jencab on April 18, 2008 at 10:34 AM

It was a classic, and this is a total rip-off…

President Jimmy Carter: Peter, what did the acid look like?

Peter (on phone): They were these little orange pills.

President Jimmy Carter: Were they barrel shaped?

Peter (on phone): Uh.. yes.

President Jimmy Carter: Okay, right, you did some orange sunshine, Peter.

Peter (on phone): Very good of you to know that, sir.

President Jimmy Carter: How long ago did you take it, Peter?

Peter (on phone): Uh.. I don’t know. I can’t read my watch.

President Jimmy Carter: Alright, Peter, just listen. Everything is going to be fine. You’re very high right now. You will probably be that way for about five more hours. Try taking some vitamin B complex, vitamin C complex.. if you have a beer, go ahead and drink it..

Peter (on phone): Okay..

President Jimmy Carter: Just remember you’re a living organism on this planet, and you’re very safe. You’ve just taken a heavy drug. Relax, stay inside and listen to some music, Okay? Do you have any Allman Brothers?

max1 on April 18, 2008 at 10:38 AM

The Missus was funnier than Obambi. I’m impressed that she remembered her lines, and delivered them with fair aplomb. Maybe she has a future career as a TV game-show hostess?

Obambi was as lame as he generally is.

MrLynn on April 18, 2008 at 10:43 AM

I thought those two clips were funny with BO the funnier of the two. Sometimes it’s just good to not be so serious all the time. Even if for a moment.

But then a moment after the clips the feelings of laughter contrasted with my feelings of contempt for these two boneheads made me even more resolute in my disdain.

It’s roller coaster ride of laughter one moment and disgust the next. Anyone else have this feeling? Or do I just need to take a break from being a news junkie?

Danilo on April 18, 2008 at 10:49 AM

Does anyone else think it’s a bit strange that a contender for the President goes on several comedy shows? How serious is this business? Am I just too uptight about it all?…

4shoes on April 18, 2008 at 10:51 AM

Stephen Colbert belongs to that pantheon of rare comedians whose cutting-edge shtick and razor’s-edge insight will never get old… much like Robin Williams, Ray J Johnson, or even Yakov Smirnoff.


saint kansas on April 18, 2008 at 10:55 AM

Colbert can only aspire to be one dimensional.

horatio on April 18, 2008 at 11:02 AM

Arrrg!! My eyes!

I for one cannot stand the lack of respect that liberal candidates show for the Office of the President. I have said it before and I’ll say it again: I do not want to see my president appearing on late night shows, on game shows, on comedy shows, or anything else that conveys anything but professional and dignified formality.

Say what you will about George Bush, but he consistently stays above this tripe. Dems soil the prestige of the office with this shallow and calculated pandering to emotion over substance. Sadly, this seems to be normal behavior for members of the mutual-masturbation society that is modern liberalism.

jcmorris on April 18, 2008 at 11:39 AM

Nah, Obama’s was much better, not marginally.

Baphomet on April 18, 2008 at 12:06 PM

Anyone else reminded of that pro-Obama ad where Hillary was on the big screen doing an Orwellian two-minutes hate? Except in reverse.

Hillary was almost really good. I wish she would have delivered “Call me anytime” better; she read it as if the line was “My name is anytime.”

emailnuevo on April 18, 2008 at 12:15 PM

What’s hilarious is how thinly veiled Colbert’s contempt for Hillary is. He’s taken shots at Clinton the entire week. When Michelle Obama was on on Tuesday, he gave her very favorable treatment. When Gov. Rendell appeared (on behalf of Hillary), he basically lampooned Rendell’s support for Hillary the whole time.

I’m loving it!!! Operation Chaos!

Outlander on April 18, 2008 at 12:23 PM

Both were OK. I think McCain is funnier than both of them, though.

Dr. Manhattan on April 18, 2008 at 12:29 PM

When Obama tells liberals what they want to hear, it’s “inspiring.” When Colbert tells liberals what they want to hear, it’s “funny.” I don’t get it.

calbear on April 18, 2008 at 12:40 PM

This is liberal porn.

RobCon on April 18, 2008 at 1:02 PM

Obama you have been asked over and over and over again about Iraq..

this is the first time you have been asked about the terrorist..

Also, when asked about the economy you said that you would raise taxes.

Chakra Hammer on April 18, 2008 at 6:11 PM

I mistakenly posted a link to another clip above which did not include the additional clips to the right.

An interesting look at the The Weather Underground. This film is divided up into 9 parts. Here’s part one and the other links can be found to the right of the clip.

moxie_neanderthal on April 18, 2008 at 9:33 PM

I liked the one with Obama better. It seemed less forced. Clinton just seemed to force her lines out. Well, she is a cold hearted snake. (Hee hee)

Weebork on April 18, 2008 at 11:54 PM