We can make it through The Daily Show usually, but The Colbert Report is just 30 minutes too late for us usually, so we missed the launching of Stephen Colbert's vendetta against U.S. Rep. Rahm Emanuel this week. Emanuel let it be known that he was advising freshmen Democrats in the U.S. House to stay off Colbert's "Better Know a District" segments, a bit of ill-advised high-handedness which brought on a full blast of the Master Colbert's mock self-righteousness:
"There is a new witch hunt in Washington. First they went after Scooter Libby. Then it was Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. And now the Democratic leadership has unleashed a vicious attack on everything America holds dear: me."
Emanuel ought to know better. And we predict he'll end up going on The Colbert Report to eat a generous helping of crow.