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Comedian Will Durst kicks off annual CCUSA

Will Durst

Will Durst

Political comedian Will Durst, the self-described “thinking man’s comic,” opened today’s annual CCUSA conference in Concord with a round of early-morning bipartisan humor.

The conference is the Contra Costa County’s yearly public issues symposium. This year’s event features a panel on the budget, a look ahead in politics with former Assembly Speaker Willie Brown and a lunchtime address by former Contra Costa County Supervisor Sunne Wright McPeak. The day will end with a keynote address by Pulitzer-prize winning journalist and author George Will.

(It’s a little weird because Will Durst is standing about 10 feet from me as I write this.)

Durst bemoaned the loss of George W. Bush, a president he said delivered material “you just can’t make up.” President Obama, onthe other hand, is tough.

“You can’t mock hop:e. It’ s like kicking a small fuzzy thing with big eyes.”

Click through to read some of Durst’s lines: Continue Reading