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Circulating: DeLay Thinks Colbert Is His Ally

If you thought Stephen Colbert's roast of President Bush at the annual White House Correspondents Association Dinner was funny, check out this item involving former House majority leader Tom DeLay and Stephen Colbert.

DeLay's legal defense fund people on Wednesday, perhaps mistaking Colbert for  a conservative commentator, sent out a mass e-mail that touts Stephen Colbert on their side against a movie critical of DeLay, according to blog sources.

Think Progress got this blog scoop on the DeLay group's gaffe e-mail maneuver against Robert Greenwald's movie, "The Big Buy: How Tom DeLay Stole Congress." In the e-mail, the lead item is Colbert's interview with Greenwald on Comedy Central. Not having seen this interview clip, my guess is that Colbert played the self-mocking neocon critical of the movie. And somebody didn't get it.

Think Progress' Nico Pitney did. He writes:

"DeLay thinks Colbert is so persuasive, he’s now featuring the full video of the interview at the top of the legal fund’s website."

Perhaps overwhelmed by requests, the video was not working last time I tried.

Posted by Laurel Newby on May 26, 2006 at 04:51 AM | Permalink | Comments (2)

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