Time Magazine held its annual 100 Most Influential chicken dinner. As usual Stephen Colbert was the most influential, delivering some hard truthinesswith his bon mots.
“Of course, all of us should be honored to be listed on the TIME 100
alongside the two men who will be slugging it out in the fall:
President Obama, and the man who would defeat him, David Koch.
Give it up everybody. David Koch.
Little known fact — David, nice to see you again, sir.
Little known fact, David’s brother Charles Koch is actually even more
influential. Charles pledged $40 million to defeat President Obama,
David only $20 million. That’s kind of cheap, Dave.
Sure, he’s all for buying the elections, but when the bill for
democracy comes up, Dave’s always in the men’s room. I’m sorry, I must
have left Wisconsin in my other coat.
I was particularly excited to meet David Koch earlier tonight because
I have a Super PAC, Colbert Super PAC, and I am — thank you, thank you
— and I am happy to announce Mr. Koch has pledged $5 million to my
Super PAC. And the great thing is, thanks to federal election law,
there’s no way for you to ever know whether that’s a joke.
By the way, if David Koch likes his waiter tonight, he will be your next congressman.”