Thursday, May 25, 2006

The Tao of DeLay

That Tom DeLay has been citing Stephen Colbert, apparently seriously, as supporting the common cause has caused hilarity and incredulity among those of us on the correct side. But, before we get carried away, just remember, the best way to negate Colbert may be precisely to take him seriously and start quoting him loudly and proudly as speaking the truth even if he's too stupid to know it. That is, satirizing the satirizer, if done well, can bring them down to size and, in DeLay's case, the best way to do it may be simply to be too stupid to know what you're doing. No, I'm not kidding. Does it really matter where the message comes from as long as it gets repeated, and repeated, and repeated? "Really, he thinks he's being funny, but think about what he's saying . . . it's really true. Think about it."

Still, it was funny to see him do it.