And it's no surprise that the assembled press and officials didn't laugh as much as might be expected at these events, though anyone who saw his interview with Bill KristolÂ this past Thursday should have been well-prepared. Colbert was ruthless to all the power players and judging by some of the C-Span audience shots, left a few of them too shocked by what they were hearing to know how to react. Colbert sent up the war, the outing of Valerie Plame, the administration's staff shuffle, White House press secretaries' notorious disinclination to answer questions, the tenacity of Helen Thomas, Justice Scalia's infamous outbreak of temper and media timidity, while proposing a novel solution to the Attack of the Retired Generals. Two words: stop loss.
But Stephen, I was laughing at home. ROTFLMAO, as they say, at some of the best satire for poligeeks I've ever heard.
Update: A dKos diarist has kindly pulled together a complete transcript and full video link.