Rich Little told not to hurt the Boy in the Bubble
I posted the other day that “safe” comedian/impressionist Rich Little has been asked to perform at the White House Correspondents Association dinner this year, after Dear Leader was scorched by Stephen Colbert last time around.
As tepid and inoffensive as Little is, he has still received instructions (ostensibly from Steve Scully, president of the WHCA) not to offend the President — our Boy in the Bubble. (LV Review-Journal, h/t Attytood):
“They got a lot of letters,” Little said Tuesday. “I won’t even mention the word ‘Iraq.'”
Little, who hasn’t been to the White House since he was a favorite of the Reagan administration, said he’ll stick with his usual schtick — the impersonations of the past six presidents.
“They don’t want anyone knocking the president. He’s really over the coals right now, and he’s worried about his legacy,” added Little, a longtime Las Vegas resident.
Thin-skinned Chimperor in Chief should be worried about his legacy, but not because of a few jokes by a comedian.
UPDATE: Steve Scully is now intimating that Rich Little is a liar (or perhaps senile or making sh*t up), and that no limitations were placed on the content of his routine. Something stinks to high heaven, lolol.
Scully, who said he had placed a call today to Little’s agent, Michael Pick, planned to clarify that the dinner’s organizers placed no restrictions on the comedian.
…Scully has said that the choice of Little, who practices a milder former of humor than Colbert, had nothing to do with any controversy surrounding Colbert’s performance last year. “Colbert had a couple of zingers toward President Bush, and a couple toward the press corps,” Scully recalled. “Stephen Colbert is very sophisticated and if you’ve not seen his show you may not get it.” With Little, he added, “you don’t have to explain his humor.”
He can’t come up with better spin that this? Oh, that’s so f*cking lame, I’m falling out of my chair laughing…