What I love about the widespread talk about Colbert as a politician is that the man is willing to push ironic comedy as far as possible. Yet, when he testified in front of Congress — still in character — he shredded the arguments and created a compelling case for the revision of our immigration policy for reasons most Americans don’t think about — illegal immigrants are easily abused by employers who would break the law.
Talk-show host Stephen Colbert is South Carolina voters’ preferred candidate to replace Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.), according to a new poll by the Democratic Public Policy Polling.
The Comedy Central host, who’s openly lobbied for the seat, leads a field where the rest of the names are Republicans: 20 percent of voters want South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) to appoint him to DeMint’s seat when the senator resigns from Congress.