Senator Stephen Colbert? South Carolina's favourite son leads poll
(Guardian UK) Stephen Colbert, the Puck of American politics, is the top choice of South Carolina voters to replace outgoing senator Jim DeMint, according to new numbers from Public Policy Polling.
Colbert, the popular Comedy Central satirical news host, leads the field of Senate contenders with a 20% share of respondents naming him as their top pick, PPP said. His closest competition, Republican Tim Scott, nabbed 15%.
Governor Nikki Haley, a Tea Party darling, will appoint DeMint's replacement before Congress reconvenes in the new year. DeMint is leaving the Senate to run a conservative thinktank, the Heritage Foundation .
The chances of Haley naming Colbert to the Senate are indistinguishably close to zero. She is expected to pick Scott, a congressman entering his third term; another congressman; or former state attorney general Henry McMaster. ...........................(more)
All kidding aside,The guy just might make a decent Senator. I will stand corrected if wrong but he seems to be a kinda progressive type under that satirical mask. It take exceptional intelligence to do what he does as a profession. Think of what a person needs upstairs when one does this (research, the writing, etc) AND does this every week. He couldn't do any worse then dement and maybe a whole lot better...