In the ballsiest comic stunt ever pulled in Washington, Stephen Colbert delivered a searing roast of President Bush at the 2005 White House Correspondents' Dinner. With Bush sitting ten feet away, Colbert said, "I stand by this man because he stands for things. Not only for things, he stands on things -- things like aircraft carriers and rubble and recently flooded city squares. And that sends a strong message, that no matter what happens to America, she will always rebound with the most powerfully staged photo-ops in the world."
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