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(CNN)   Colbert to run for Congress in home state of South Carolina   (politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com) divider line 29
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2013-01-18 06:05:10 PM  
Wonder if Stephen will use some of that SuperPAC money to help her out? This could be good.
 
2013-01-18 06:20:53 PM  

fusillade762: Wonder if Stephen will use some of that SuperPAC money to help her out? This could be good.


It already all went to charity, but I can't wait to see what he says about it on the show.
 
2013-01-18 06:22:49 PM  
Damn you, Subby.
 
2013-01-18 06:28:19 PM  

RedPhoenix122: Damn you, Subby.

 
2013-01-18 06:31:43 PM  
If Colbert's sister is a quarter as awesome as him she'll be epic in Congress.
 
2013-01-18 06:32:10 PM  
This can only end well.

We should be that lucky.
 
2013-01-18 06:34:55 PM  

RedPhoenix122: Damn you, Subby.


Well, to be fair, CNN pulled the same shiat.
 
2013-01-18 06:36:20 PM  
i1126.photobucket.com
 
2013-01-18 06:37:33 PM  
I think I'd rather do her brother...

www.clemson.edu
 
2013-01-18 06:39:49 PM  

AntiNerd: This can only end well.


I dunno. FTA:

Any Democrat who has name identification and the ability to self-fund a campaign would be welcomed by the blue team, though her bid is considered a long shot.

Seems like it won't end well. But hey, who knows...
 
2013-01-18 06:45:05 PM  

NYCNative: AntiNerd: This can only end well.

I dunno. FTA:

Any Democrat who has name identification and the ability to self-fund a campaign would be welcomed by the blue team, though her bid is considered a long shot.

Seems like it won't end well. But hey, who knows...


If Mark Sanford comes out of the GOP Primary, she'd probably stand a real shot. Any credible Democrat would, but Stephen Colbert's sister in the House would be amazing. It would probably just be for a term, but hey, you take what you can get.
 
2013-01-18 06:52:51 PM  
She will be a long shot, but we need more non-Republicans in South Carolina politics and in this race. There are 10 or so Republicans running for the position and while they are not all like Tim Scott (the person for whom they are replacing), we desperately need progressives in the state. People that don't think unions are the cause of all problems, everyone should have civil rights (gay marriage), and that are not just more of the same good ol boy network.

/lives in the 1st congressional district, which is at stake
 
2013-01-18 06:57:16 PM  
Why does everyone assume she is like her brother?

FTFA: The district leans Republican, but that could work in Colbert-Busch's favor, as she has voted in at least three Republican primaries, including 2010, according to a Republican source.
 
2013-01-18 06:58:18 PM  
Of an interesting note, here is an article that highlights some of the personal issues she's had to overcome. When she was 19, her father and two of her brothers were killed in a plane crash. She was married to someone who was featured on America's Most Wanted, and was across the street from the World Trade Center when the planes crashed into the towers.
 
2013-01-18 06:59:25 PM  

HellRaisingHoosier: Why does everyone assume she is like her brother?

FTFA: The district leans Republican, but that could work in Colbert-Busch's favor, as she has voted in at least three Republican primaries, including 2010, according to a Republican source.


Anybody can vote in a primary regardless of party affiliation. It may have been her way of picking out the least evil person.
 
2013-01-18 07:00:11 PM  
THREAT DOWN.
 
2013-01-18 07:03:26 PM  

loveblondieo: HellRaisingHoosier: Why does everyone assume she is like her brother?

FTFA: The district leans Republican, but that could work in Colbert-Busch's favor, as she has voted in at least three Republican primaries, including 2010, according to a Republican source.

Anybody can vote in a primary regardless of party affiliation. It may have been her way of picking out the least evil person.


Yup. If I was voting in South Carolina, that's exactly what I'd do. Vote in the Republican primary, since that's the only election that matters.

Which is why we need open primaries, but that's another topic.
 
2013-01-18 07:06:17 PM  

dookdookdook: I think I'd rather do her brother...

[www.clemson.edu image 302x360]


You sure that's not Stephen in drag?
 
2013-01-18 07:11:05 PM  

dookdookdook: I think I'd rather do her brother...

[www.clemson.edu image 302x360]


I'm sure she'd rather do her brother than you.

I'mma ook you in the dooker.
 
2013-01-18 07:12:44 PM  

loveblondieo: She will be a long shot, but we need more non-Republicans in South Carolina politics and in this race. There are 10 or so Republicans running for the position and while they are not all like Tim Scott (the person for whom they are replacing), we desperately need progressives in the state. People that don't think unions are the cause of all problems, everyone should have civil rights (gay marriage), and that are not just more of the same good ol boy network.

/lives in the 1st congressional district, which is at stake


Progressive? In South Carolina? Wasn't John C. Calhoun progressive enough for you people?
 
2013-01-18 08:04:23 PM  

dookdookdook: I think I'd rather do her brother...

[www.clemson.edu image 302x360]


So, he got all the good-looking genes in the family.
 
2013-01-18 08:17:28 PM  
Automatic Colbert bump. Insta-win.
 
2013-01-18 08:41:53 PM  
Elizabeth Colbert-Busch

SC could do a helluva lot worse and has.

Can't wait to hear SC's take on the proceedings in character.
 
2013-01-18 08:47:09 PM  

TofuTheAlmighty: You sure that's not Stephen in drag?


Stephen Colbert in drag is kind of hot, by the way: NSFW.

/Not that there's anything wrong with that.
 
2013-01-18 08:52:27 PM  

dookdookdook: I think I'd rather do her brother...

[www.clemson.edu image 302x360]


Is it me of is there something off about the way her arms are crossed? Seems more of a "Genie of the lamp" pose as opposed to a "Tough on politics" look.
 
2013-01-18 09:52:02 PM  

loveblondieo: Of an interesting note, here is an article that highlights some of the personal issues she's had to overcome. When she was 19, her father and two of her brothers were killed in a plane crash. She was married to someone who was featured on America's Most Wanted, and was across the street from the World Trade Center when the planes crashed into the towers.


Well, all of that added together makes her a suspect.
 
2013-01-18 10:51:16 PM  

hawcian: RedPhoenix122: Damn you, Subby.

Well, to be fair, CNN pulled the same shiat.


I'm used to being trolled by Farkers, but not CNN. I mean, they have his picture along with the name Colbert in the headline. Dick move, CNN, dick move.
 
2013-01-19 03:49:59 AM  

RedPhoenix122: Damn you, Subby.


Well, it is his sister, so subby wasn't entirely disingenuous here. And CNN pulled much the same trick.

Granted, family members can be quite different, but I don't think that'll be the case here. Wish her best of luck.
 
2013-01-19 10:51:27 PM  
I'd only vote for him if he did the Cobert Report from the floor on the senate each night.
 
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