Fat Chance, Colbert!

Non-Candidate Stephen Colbert

The political news of the day — other than President Bush throwing a hissy-fit over the Senate’s reluctance to confirm his Attorney General nominee, Mukasey de Sade, and a conniption over the thought of extending health care to poor children — is the South Carolina Democratic Party’s rejection of Stephen Colbert’s application to run as a democrat on in the presidential primary.

The stiffs at the South Carolina Democratic Politburo fell all over themselves in admiration for Mr. Colbert, and apologized for the need to exclude him on grounds that he is not a “serious candidate.” It seems that the Democratic Party machinery is every bit as lame as the politicians they run for office.

If they had any media savvy at all, they would have issued the following press release:

Television pundit Stephen Colbert wants to run for president in the South Carolina Democratic primary election, which brings us to …

The Wørd: Fat Chance.

The democratic party is the club that wouldn’t have Mr. Colbert as a member, though it is amusing to see him grovel at our gates of power. His unwavering public support for the Bush administration and its henchmen betray Mr. Colbert’s extremism, an ideology antithetical to every value this party holds sacred. And some that we simply like a lot. We learned our lesson with Joe Lieberman.

Mr. Colbert not only represents the far right of American politics, we think it fair to say he’s in the lunatic fringe. There is no way that we will allow Ann Coulter’s wet dream to sully the democratic ballot.

And that’s The Wørd.


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