VIDEO: Stop the falsiness, Mr. Colbert.
EACH voter will have a favorite moment from the fabulous midterms of 2006. Forced to pick my own, I'd go for Lynne Cheney's pre-Halloween slapdown of Wolf Blitzer on CNN. It's not in every political campaign that you get to watch the wife of the vice president of the United States slug it out about lesbian sex while promoting a children's book titled "Our 50 States: A Family Adventure Across America."
The pretext for this improbable dust-up was a last-ditch strategy by the flailing incumbent Republican senator of Virginia, George Allen. Desperate to resuscitate his campaign, Senator Allen attacked his opponent, Jim Webb, for writing sexually explicit passages in his acclaimed novels about the Vietnam War. Mr. Webb fought back by pointing out, among other Republican hypocrisies, Mrs. Cheney's authorship of an out-of-print 1981 novel, "Sisters," with steamy sexual interludes suitable for "The L Word."(more)
Tags: Frank Rich, Election 2006, Stephen Colbert, Borat.