Colbert Ends White House Bid

(Photo courtesy of a google-image search I did. Leave me alone. I forgot which.)

Stephen Colbert ends his bid for the presidency, and a nation mourns:

“I am shocked and saddened by the South Carolina Democratic Executive Council’s 13-to-3 vote to keep me off their presidential primary ballot,” he said in the statement. “Although I lost by the slimmest margin in presidential election history — only 10 votes — I have chosen not to put the country through another agonizing Supreme Court battle. It is time for this nation to heal.”

I know it’s silly, but it would have been fun to see what could have happened- don’t you agree? And by “fun,” I mean depressing because more people would probably have shown up to vote for him than for the real election which is wildly more important. But, you know, fun.
Gridskipper, another favorite blog of mine, published “The Stephen Colbert Guide to Washington DC” which, although mildly lame, was still an interesting commentary on my fair city… and linked to the Bistrot du Coin – one of my favorite dinner locations.

Dear Stephen Colbert: Your attempt to run for (but not win) the presidency was doomed when you chose South Carolina as the one jurisdiction in which you’d stand for office. Washington DC, the city of your birth, would’ve been the better choice. The requirements to get on the ballot in DC, never mind get elected, must be lax indeed. Just ask four-term mayor and one-term felon Marion Barry.


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