Stephen Colbert Takes on New York’s Most Famous Catholics at Al Smith Dinner (Audio)

The Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner is an annual white tie fundraising gala to benefit Catholic Charities USA, and it’s attendance sheet each year is filled with enough important names to make you wonder if the Jews are maybe losing their foothold in this city. Between Mayor Bloomberg, Cardinal Dolan, Gov. Cuomo, Sen. Charles Schumer and Police Comissioner Ray Kelly, the event last night at the Waldorf-Astoria was not only a political powerhouse, but one that managed to raise over $3 million.

And lest you think this was a lot of podium guilt-talk, The Dinner had a 16 minute keynote address from Stephen Colbert, which you can listen to below
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Dicker, Cuomo Chide Times In a 'Gentle Colloquy' [Audio]

Earlier this week New York Times Albany correspondent Nick Confessore wrote a largely laudatory piece about Andrew Cuomo’s first six months in office in which he chided the governor for shying away from interviews “save for occasional calls to a local radio talk show that offered him gentle colloquy.”

That was a reference, of course, to Albany uber-correspondent Fred Dicker, the host of a radio talk show which frequently hosts the governor.

And the State Capitol hath no fury like a Dicker scorned. Continue reading “Dicker, Cuomo Chide Times In a 'Gentle Colloquy' [Audio]”