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Stephen Colbert for Senate

Republican South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint left the public office for a think tank last week, and none of the contenders for his position are polling very strongly. None of them, that is, except for Stephen Colbert, who’s got a handy lead over Republican Reps Tim Scott and Trey Gowdy, as well as the state’s former first lady, Jenny Sanford. So, will Republican Governor Nikki Haley appoint Colbert for Senate? That’s a good question, but here’s a better one: How does Colbert keep doing stuff like this? He’s got a Ben and Jerry’s flavor named after him, Virgin America named a plane after him, he had that whole Super Pac thing and voters picked “Stephen Colbert” as the name of the International Space Station. The Colbert bump has pull that no politician can touch. He’d make a good senator …

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