Of course, cynicism is warranted, but Bush came across as sincer in his interview with Stephen Colbert, says Sonia Saraiya. She adds: “Bush’s on-camera presence was less smarmy than cathartic. He was surprisingly amenable to Colbert taking the piss out of him in front of a live studio audience; he seemed to almost welcome it. And personally, anyway, it was a relief to watch at least one of the figures in this grand drama of misogyny answer a few pointed questions on-camera. It’s striking: Bush didn’t apologize or ask for forgiveness, which could be frustrating or welcome, depending on the viewer. But he did offer the audience accountability; he did offer at least a modicum of responsibility for his actions.” ALSO: Bush was hardly missed and his redemption tour looks cynical as hell.