The Essential Colmesishness of Alan Colmes

Two things strike me about this appearance by Alan Colmes on the Colbert Report: One, the fact that he would take part with good humor in a humiliating joke that’s on him illustrates why he was the perfect person to play the role of the Liberal To Be Named Later. Second, it’s remarkable that even in the parts where he’s presumably expressing his own opinions–rather than the pre-scripted expressions of adulation handed to him by Colbert–he’s still manages, reflexively, to come up with the perfect Fox News Democrat position: He agrees with Colbert on the issue at hand, but produces […]