Comedy Duo Entertains CPAC

Submitted by Mark Esposito, Guest Blogger

First it was Hope and Crosby, then Rowan and Martin, and now the straight-laced conservative crowd at CPAC (The Conservative Political Action Conference) has its own custom-made comedic duo. Facing a chorus of boos and cheers former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld teamed up once again with straight man (and former VP) Dick Cheney for CPAC’s  “Defender of the Constitution Award”  to entertain the assembled horde of Brooks Brothers clad “real men” — and a few women, too. Rumsfeld was not fazed by a few jeers at the mention of his name, and Dick Cheney was positively giddy when attendees yelled, “”Where Bin Laden at?” and “Show us the shackles Dick.” Cheney quipped in reply,” Alright, sit down and shut up.” What a card? Predictably those few dissidents (probably illegal immigrants) were drowned out by the ringing, obligatory chorus of “U.S.A,” U.S.A.”!  Good enough for a hockey game; good enough for the CPAC patriots. (Oops, hockey’s Canadian– make that football, damnit)  Boy, was Samuel Johnson ever right.

The evening was riotously funny, and almost perfect. In fact, the only joke left hanging was just which constitution Rumsfeld and Cheney et als were “defending.” I am told dinner consisted of  crow with a side of irony.

Source: CNN

~Mark Esposito, Guest Blogger

32 thoughts on “Comedy Duo Entertains CPAC”

  1. HenMan,

    Charon is the ferryman who takes souls across the Styx and into Hades in Greek mythology.

    You have to pay him.

  2. Buddha-

    You have put me into a state of bafflement. I don’t know if the “Charon” reference is Greek mythology or Star Wars. Either one is a perfect fit for The Dick.

  3. HenMan,

    “Cheney looks like death warmed over. Must be all that bile leaking into his pacemaker.”

    I think he’s just prepping for his new job.

    Not many people realize that “Charon” is a title, not a proper name.

  4. AY,
    Be nice to my favorites, Simon and Garfunkel! I was just listening to their songs while watching a replay of “The Graduate”!

  5. pardon me? ….that was a great line…..

    rafflaw…..good one…

    Buddha….are you going to Scarborough fair…..

  6. I don’t get it. Which one is Stiller and which one is Meara??
    Talk about the two of the biggest war criminals that are currently being harbored by the Department of Justice’s inaction. Did you hear those laughs, Pres. Obama? They are laughing at you for not prosecuting these criminals.

  7. eniobob,

    I liked that the corrupt evil bastard laughed about being a war criminal instead of defending himself.

    There is no defending the indefensible.

  8. “Say not, ‘I have found the truth,’ but rather, ‘I have found a truth.’

    Kahlil Gibran (1883 – 1931)”

  9. pete,

    I saw some of the CPAC Comedy Tour and all I could hear was . . .


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