A lesson from the famous senator school:
Celebrity Illinois junior senator, Barack who, the man of moi, tells famous comic that Colbert troublemaker, to use hand sanitizer after shaking hands with Knox College students! How rude!!!!!!
I had to read to the end to realize the letter from Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) to comic Stephen Colbert was self-mocking schtick.
Obama is riffing on the invitation Colbert accepted to deliver the commencement address at Knox College in Galesburg. Obama who addressed the 2005 Knox graduating class, gives some unsolicited advice to Colbert.
Colbert's routine at the White House Correspondents Dinner last month where he dressed down President Bush on the Iraq War, drew massive attention, triggered by the blogosphere which fueled MSM reaction.
Obama is on the road. Thursday night, he returned to the scene of the crime, Boston, where he got his 18-minutes of fame (did you hear about that convention speech he gave?) in 2004, to headline a fundraiser and a big rally for Democrat Deval Patrick, who is running for governor of Massachusetts. They are friends and both attended Havard Law School.
This morning Obama delivered a commencement address at the University of Massachusetts-Boston. Friday afternoon finds Obama in several New Jersey towns to stump for Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.).
On Saturday, Obama is in Ohio, at fundraisers and rallies for Dem governor candidate Ted Strickland and Dem Senate candidate Rep. Sherrod Brown (D-Oh.). The real purpose of the Ohio visit (Ohio, a state that could be important to who ever runs for president in 2008) is to raise money for the Ohio Democratic Party.
this letter from Camp Obama....
Obama to Stephen Colbert: How'd Your Convention Speech Go?
No, Really...I Must Have Missed It...Was it Good?
WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) Tuesday released the
following statement in response to the news that Stephen Colbert will
speak at the 2006 Knox College commencement:
"Stephen, Congratulations on being asked to speak at the 2006 Knox
College Commencement. This is an enormous honor and on behalf of the
people of Illinois, I'd like to welcome you to our state. As you know, I
was invited to speak at Knox after my keynote address at the 2004
Democratic National Convention and subsequent election to the United
States Senate. Your convention speech must also have gone really well to
have been invited. It's weird that I didn't read about it somewhere.
"Before you deliver your remarks in front of literally millions fewer
people than you would at say, a nationally televised political
convention, I'd like to offer you a few words of advice. First, I know
you're fond of your Peabody Awards, whatever those are, but I'd
recommend not bringing them. The students at Knox are down to earth and
not impressed by materials possessions like my Grammy Award for Best
Spoken Word Album.
"Second, use hand sanitizer after the Pumphandle. Lots of germs there. I
cannot stress this enough.
"And finally, don't forget to bring the Truth. I'd recommend putting it
in your carry-on bag rather than in your checked luggage. O'Hare Airport
is notoriously unreliable.
"To the Knox College class of 2006, I'm sorry I won't get to speak with
you this year, but congratulations and best of luck. You make us all
Note: This release is completely tongue- in-cheek - except of course for
the part about the graduates making us all proud. They do. Colbert has
had so much fun with members of Congress on his show that we decided it
was our turn.