Oct 15, 2007

Stabbing the Statue of Liberty in the eye

I don't get to catch Bill Maher's HBO show often, but the guy is still one of the wittiest people in the entire country (right up there with Colbert). His recent monologue about Obama's decision to forego wearing one of those patronizing flag pins on his lapel was a work of art.

Some quips:

- "Show me a man wearing an American flag pin in his lapel, and I'll show you an asshole."

- "Another in a series of bullshit non-stories that have zero effect on the troops, the war, or anything in the real world. Or, as Fox calls it: Breaking news."

- "This is typical press hypocrisy. They say they want someone who doesn't give pat political answers, but when they get one, they call them a loser. They say they don't want safe robots like [Sen. Hillary Clinton], but they create conditions where only that species can survive."

and perhaps my favorite:

- "Of course, the Republicans are the party of Mark Foley, and Ted Haggard, and Larry Craig, and countless other closeted homosexuals... so their fixation on jewelry is understandable."

Go here for the video.

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