This being Sunday, I’m not going to sift through all my pics and clips from the Stephen Colbert brunch this morning, but here’s a taste of what it was like, as experienced by Sen. John Land and Judge Alex Sanders.
It would be hard to find anything that better illustrates the journalistic cliche of cliches, "A good time was had by all."
I like Stephen Colbert, and I am a Republican. This social though—were there any Republicans there? I see pictures of Emile DeFelice and Sam Tenenbaum and Jim Hodges and Gilda Cobb-Hunter in addition to the ones above. What republicans came?
No, nary a one. It was definitely a Democratic Party affair.
Dwight Drake sent out the invitations, and I guess he invited his best friends, which would be Democrats. But there was more to it than that. Party officials were there with special name tags on.
I THINK, and I’d have to check with Dwight to be sure (and I will), that the gag was that this was SUPPOSED to be a Democratic party affair, which Colbert was working to advance his “candidacy.” I think I have it on video — and will hunt it down if I get time today — some footage where he’s talking about his efforts to get on the Democratic ballot, etc.
He also said he can’t afford to get on the Republican ballot, since it costs ten times as much.
I’ll be back with more later…
Being For the Benefit of Mr Colbert
For the benefit of Mr.Colbert
There will be a show tonight on trampoline
The Hendersons will all be there
Late of Pablo-Fanques Fair, what a scene
Over men and horses hoops and garters
Lastly through a hogshead of real fire!
In this way Mr.Colbert will challenge the world!
The celebrated Mr.Colbert
Performs his feat on Saturday at Bishopsgate
The Hendersons will dance and sing
As Mr. Kite flies through the ring don’t be late
Messrs.Colbert and H.assure the public
Their production will be second to none
And of course Henry The Horse dances the waltz!
The band begins at ten to six
When Mr.Colbert performs his tricks without a sound
And Mr.H.will demonstrate
Ten somersets he’ll undertake on solid ground
having been some days in preparation
A splendid time is guaranteed for all
And tonight Mr. Kite is topping the bill.
Sure, Bill, but is it getting better all the time, now that we know how many holes it takes to fill the House of Lords?
Me, I get by with a little help from friends.