Here is a lede that stands so beautifully on its own that it requires no further introduction:â†µ
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Bringing his nation to the Winter Olympics, Stephen Colbert made peace with Canada, sang with Michael Buble and persuaded Bob Costas to climb aboard a stuffed moose.
The totally serious darling of America's conservative movement has alternately feuded with and become a major sponsor of American Olympians, learned to skate and curl himself, and is now on the ground in what he's probably referring to as "Canuckistan." And the fun has just begun -- Shani Davis just got himself a gold medal, and it's only a matter of time before the cameras capture Colbert bolting out of the stands for a victory lap of his own. Stay tuned.