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The Colbert Report Does Sen. Dick Lugar: Profiles In Timing

Anne emailed me about Thursday's Colbert Report featuring Lugar. She did such a good job that I'm just going to post her email: "You might have misse

lugar-tcr.jpg Anne emailed me about Thursday's Colbert Report featuring Lugar. She did such a good job that I'm just going to post her email: "You might have missed this Colbert Show segment, "The Word – Profiles in Timing,' which aired this past Thursday night.  It was, by far, one of the best — and most biting — segment I've seen on that show."

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Colbert is scathing about Lugar's "courageous" stand, and pontificates about the perfect timing of Lugar's speech: though Lugar had come to the conclusion that the war was a disaster back in April and had spent two months writing his speech, he nevertheless voted to fund the war through September, never expressed any doubts about the war during the debate before that vote, and "courageously" waited to deliver his speech until it would have no impact.

Colbert asks the obvious question — why did Lugar wait so long to make his speech (that was delivered to an empty Senate chamber) — and goes on to describe Lugar's behavior as another example of "courageous waiting," or waiting until nothing can be done before expressing an opinion (similar to George Tenant waiting a couple of years to find the courage to express his doubts about the existence of WMDs in Iraq, way too late to change to change anything.) In Colbert's view: Lesson learned — "it's never too late to take a stand after it’s too late."

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