Michael Beschloss
has been a guest of The Colbert Report
and got nailed in the process

August 1, 2007



better title: Executive Balls

why was Washington courageous?

  • he refused a third term
  • he wouldn't return the book until he'd actually finished it.
  • he only slept with slaves that could be him up when he wasn't sober

MB's def of courage

doing something that risks popularity, reelection or his life

takes courage to do a late night show with a broken wrist

Harry S. Truman (that S. stands for stupid or studly???)

JFK was a coward for a long time but though he made up the story about PT 109 he did clean his yacht with formula 409.

Reagan single-handedly punched a whole in the Berlin Wall

historians wait for history to happen before judging it

wouldn't take Doris Kearns Goodwin in a fight

Has been meaning to talk to Jim Lehrer about why McNeil is such a wuss.

Wants to pull off Mark Sields hairpiece off every time he sees him but is afraid David Brooks would be pissed and thereby cured of being so self delightedly moderate.

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