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Comedian Margaret Cho despises George W. Bush — and claims she has allies in the President's wife and twin daughters.
"Those daughters" — Jenna and Barbara — "party really hard, and that's all I really know about them. But they must be really embarrassed by their father," said Cho, who'll be among the headliners at tonight's Air America-sponsored primal scream at the President, "Bring 'Em Home Now!" at the Hammerstein Ballroom.
First Lady Laura Bush, meanwhile, "seems to be much smarter than he is," Cho told me. "She seems like she hates him — in fact, she seems like she burns with hatred. Her smile is just a little bit too, well, wide. It's more like a grimace."
And since Mrs. Bush is reputed to be a secret cigarette smoker, "I think she's trying to kill him with second-hand smoke."
It's clear that the 37-year-old Cho — who's on the bill of tonight's anti-war concert with Michael Stipe, Rufus Wainwright, peace activist Cindy Sheehan (and, I hear, Moby) — hasn't been intimidated by the ugly reaction to her anti-Bush comments two years ago.
On that occasion, after right-wing blogs attacked her, she was deluged with abusive, profane E-mails — especially for comparing the President to Hitler.
She's more than happy to repeat the offending line: "Bush would be Hitler if he applied himself. But he's just lazy."
Cho added: "This administration has been great for comedy, but terrible for the country. Everybody he appoints is bad. We have a murderous vice president, and I don't understand why they don't send Dick Cheney to Iraq. He could shoot everybody."
If not a laugh, perhaps a riot.