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I Am an Op-Ed Columnist (And So Can You!) — Colbert's NY Times Op-Ed piece

Old 10-14-07, 08:55 PM
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I Am an Op-Ed Columnist (And So Can You!) — Colbert's NY Times Op-Ed piece



A Mock Columnist, Run Amok
by Maureen Dowd

I was in my office, writing a column on the injustice of relative marginal tax rates for hedge fund managers, when I saw Stephen Colbert on TV.

He was sneering that Times columns make good “kindling.” He was ranting that after you throw away the paper, “it takes over a hundred years for the lies to biodegrade.” He was observing, approvingly, that “Dick Cheney’s fondest pipe dream is driving a bulldozer into The New York Times while drinking crude oil out of Keith Olbermann’s skull.”

I called Colbert with a dare: if he thought it was so easy to be a Times Op-Ed pundit, he should try it. He came right over. In a moment of weakness, I had staged a coup d’moi. I just hope he leaves at some point. He’s typing and drinking and threatening to “shave Paul Krugman with a broken bottle.”

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Read on for Stephen Colbert's NY Times Op-Ed column

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/14/op...c14&ei=5087%0A

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It's a double bonus -- we get Colbert and we don't have to suffer through Dowd!
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Originally Posted by Stephen Colbert
Which reminds me: Before I get started, I have to take care of one other bit of business:

Bad things are happening in countries you shouldn’t have to think about. It’s all George Bush’s fault, the vice president is Satan, and God is gay.

There. Now I’ve written Frank Rich’s column too.
It's all great but this had me
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Originally Posted by Mad Dawg
It's all great but this had me
That was awesome.
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That damned column forced me to buy his book this morning, resulting in me painfully supressing laughter on a plane for an hour or so.
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The Frank Rich part was truly great.
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I might be writing in Colbert's name on the 2008 ballot.
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“Dick Cheney’s fondest pipe dream is driving a bulldozer into The New York Times while drinking crude oil out of Keith Olbermann’s skull.”
Everyone's got a right to dream.
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