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28 October 2005 @ 09:25 pm
Episode 5--The Word (Pussy)  

October 24, 2005

Stephen Colbert: Of course, the Plame investigation is not the only problem facing the administration. There's also the Supreme Court nomination of Harriet Miers. According to Saturday's Washington Times, the White House quietly asked conservative supporters for input on Miers, saying, quote, "We're not discussing pulling Harriet Miers' nomination, but if we were to, do you have any advice as to how we should do it?"

Well, I have some advice, which happens to include tonight's Word: pussy.

  • Pussy

As in, 'don't be a'.

A pull-out now would be far worse than never nominating her at all.

  • Stay the Course

Let's be fair. Did President Bush have the wrong intelligence on Harriet Miers? Sure.

  • Bad Intelligence

The president was misled on the question of WMD.

  • Would Miers Do?

And he underestimated the highly volatile religious factions that would rise up against the campaign.

  • Christ, Almighty

After the swift success of the John Roberts confirmation--

(Picture: John Roberts, caption: Mission Accomplished!)

--how could any of us seen this quagmire?

(Picture: Harriet Miers, caption: Uh Oh.)

The president was told that Miers would be greeted by cheering crowds throwing flowers at her feet. Now we've got a tough, hard slog. Pussying out now would send a signal of weakness to the home-grown insurgency trying to derail this process. If we don't stay the course--if we stay the course, Bush can win this thing.

  • Thing

Just like Iraq. That thing's been a smashing success.

  • Iraq is Smashing

And that's the Word.